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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Madang

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 28,732 km²

Population: 174,285 Catholics (34.6% of 504,280 total) (2017)

Statistics: 29 parishes, 48 priests (16 diocesan, 32 religious), 121 lay religious (46 brothers, 75 sisters), 3 seminarians (2017)

Suffragan Sees: Aitape, Lae, Vanimo, Wewak

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kundiawa (↙), Mount Hagen (↙), Wabag (←), Wewak (↖), Lae (↘), Goroka (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 10

Address: Archbishop's Residence, P.O. Box 750, Madang 511, Papua New Guinea

Phone: 422.2599

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2019.07.26 – ...):Archbishop Anton Bal (56)Archbishop Anton Bal (56)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Madang (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Anton Bal (56)Archbishop Anton Bal (56)Permalink
(2019.07.26 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea)

Go na to Kim

Born:1963.11.29 (Papua New Guinea)
Ordained Priest:1991.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:2007.09.10

Titular Bishop of Tamalluma (2007.06.05 – 2009.01.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kundiawa (Papua New Guinea) (2007.06.05 – 2009.01.12)

Bishop of Kundiawa (Papua New Guinea) (2009.01.12 – 2019.07.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (2019.07.26 – ...)

Archbishop Stephen Joseph Reichert, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Archbishop Stephen Joseph Reichert, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Permalink
(2010.11.30 – 2019.07.26)

Vice-President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Soloman Islands
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madang (Papua New Guinea)

Laikim God na ol manneri

Born:1943.05.14 (Leoville, KS, USA)
Ordained Priest:1969.09.27
Consecrated Bishop:1995.05.07

Bishop of Mendi (Papua New Guinea) (1995.02.03 – 2010.11.30)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Soloman Islands (1999 – 2002)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (2010.11.30 – 2019.07.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Wewak (Papua New Guinea) (2013.09.20 – 2015.02.06)

Vice-President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Soloman Islands (2014.05 – ...)

Archbishop William Joseph Kurtz, S.V.D. (85)Archbishop William Joseph Kurtz, S.V.D. (85)Permalink
(2001.07.24 – 2010.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madang (Papua New Guinea)

To evangelize

Born:1935.05.28 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1962.01.28
Consecrated Bishop:1982.09.08

Bishop of Kundiawa (Papua New Guinea) (1982.06.08 – 1999.10.15)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (1999.10.15 – 2001.07.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (2001.07.24 – 2010.11.30)

Archbishop Benedict To Varpin (83)Archbishop Benedict To Varpin (83)Permalink
(1987.12.31 – 2001.07.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madang (Papua New Guinea)

Got I lait bilong mi

Born:1936.07.24 (Papua New Guinea)
Ordained Priest:1971.01.24
Consecrated Bishop:1980.03.19

Bishop of Bereina (Papua New Guinea) (1979.10.30 – 1987.01.26)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (1987.01.26 – 1987.12.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (1987.12.31 – 2001.07.24)

Archbishop Leo Clement Andrew Arkfeld, S.V.D.Permalink
(1975.12.19 – 1987.12.31)

Born:1912.02.04 (Butte, NE, USA)
Ordained Priest:1943.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1948.11.30
Died:1999.08.21 († 87)

Vicar Apostolic of Central New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) (1948.07.08 – 1952.05.15)

Titular Bishop of Bucellus (1948.07.08 – 1966.11.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Wewak (Papua New Guinea) (1952.05.15 – 1966.11.15)

Bishop of Wewak (Papua New Guinea) (1966.11.15 – 1975.12.19)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Soloman Islands (1969 – 1973)

Apostolic Administrator of Wewak (Papua New Guinea) (1975.12.19 – 1980.04.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (1975.12.19 – 1987.12.31)

Archbishop Adolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D.Permalink
(1966.11.15 – 1975.12.19)

Born:1900.07.04 (Belleville, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1925.09.27
Consecrated Bishop:1947.08.22
Died:1981.04.15 († 80)

Prefect Apostolic of Accra (Ghana) (1944 – 1947.06.12)

Titular Bishop of Capitolias (1947.06.12 – 1950.04.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Accra (Ghana) (1947.06.12 – 1950.04.18)

Bishop of Accra (Ghana) (1950.04.18 – 1953.01.08)

Titular Bishop of Hierpiniana (1953.01.08 – 1966.11.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Alexishafen (Papua New Guinea) (1953.01.08 – 1966.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madang (Papua New Guinea) (1966.11.15 – 1975.12.19)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Soloman Islands (1967 – 1969)

Vicars Apostolic of Alexishafen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1953.01.08 – 1966.11.15)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea (Roman Rite)

Bishop Stephen Anthony Appelhans, S.V.D.Permalink
(1948.07.08 – 1951.07.16)

Born:1905.12.27 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1932.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:1948.11.30
Died:1951.07.16 († 45)

Titular Bishop of Catula (1948.07.08 – 1951.07.16)

Vicar Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) (1948.07.08 – 1951.07.16)

Fr. Guglielmo van Baar, S.V.D.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1944 – 1948.07.08)

Bishop Franz Wolf, S.V.D.Permalink
(1922.11.24 – 1944.02.23)

Born:1876.02.02 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1899.02.05
Consecrated Bishop:1914.06.29
Died:1944.02.23 († 68)

Vicar Apostolic of Togo (Togo) (1914.03.16 – 1921.01)

Titular Bishop of Byblus (1914.03.16 – 1944.02.23)

Vicar Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) (1922.11.24 – 1944.02.23)

Apostolic Administrator of Central New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) (1923 – 1928)

Prefects Apostolic of Eastern Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land (Roman Rite)

Fr. Andrea Puff, S.V.D.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1919 – 1922.11.23)

Fr. Everardo Limbrock, S.V.D.Permalink
(1913.07.25 – 1919)

Died:1919

Prefect Apostolic of Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land (Papua New Guinea) (1900 – 1913.07.25)

Prefect Apostolic of Eastern Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land (Papua New Guinea) (1913.07.25 – 1919)

Prefects Apostolic of Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land (Roman Rite)

Fr. Everardo Limbrock, S.V.D.Permalink
(1900 – 1913.07.25)

(see above)

Former Prelates


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