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Diocese of

Tarawa and Nauru

Kiribati Kiribati, Nauru Nauru

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 831 km²

Population: 66,223 Catholics (52.9% of 125,163 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Suva

Neighbouring Dioceses: Auki (↙), Caroline Islands (←), Marshall Islands (↑), Honolulu (↗), Funafuti (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 24 parishes, 3 missions, 25 priests (20 diocesan, 5 religious), 113 lay religious (25 brothers, 88 sisters), 21 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches

Auki (↙), Caroline Islands (←), Marshall Islands (↑), Honolulu (↗), Funafuti (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (1982.09.10 – ...):Bishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C. (78)Bishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C. (78)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tarawa and Nauru (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C. (78)Bishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C. (78)Permalink
(1982.09.10 – ...)

Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru (Kiribati)

To serve in the islands

Born:1939.12.16 (Kiribati)
Ordained Priest:1969.01.18
Consecrated Bishop:1979.02.10

Bishop of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti (Kiribati) (1978.11.15 – 1982.09.10)

Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru (Kiribati) (1982.09.10 – ...)

Bishops of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C. (78)Bishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C. (78)Permalink
(1978.11.15 – 1982.09.10)

(see above)

Bishops of Tarawa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pierre-Auguste-Antoine-Marie Guichet, M.S.C.Permalink
(1966.06.21 – 1978.11.15)

Born:1915.01.21 (France)
Ordained Priest:1946.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1961.11.18
Died:1997.10.03 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Stectorium (1961.07.19 – 1966.06.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) (1961.07.19 – 1966.06.21)

Bishop of Tarawa (Kiribati) (1966.06.21 – 1978.11.15)

Vicars Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pierre-Auguste-Antoine-Marie Guichet, M.S.C.Permalink
(1961.07.19 – 1966.06.21)

(see above)

Bishop Octave-Marie Terrienne, M.S.C.Permalink
(1937.12.02 – 1961.02.28)

Born:1902.09.09 (France)
Ordained Priest:1929.01.27
Consecrated Bishop:1938.06.25
Died:1994.03.04 († 91)

Vicar Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) (1937.12.02 – 1961.02.28)

Titular Bishop of Menelaites (1937.12.02 – 1994.03.04)

Fr. Joseph Lebeau, M.S.C.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1933 – 1937)

Bishop Joseph Bach, M.S.C.Permalink
(1927.01.26 – 1933.12.27)

Born:1872.09.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1896.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:1927.05.29
Died:1943.05.22 († 70)

Vicar Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) (1927.01.26 – 1933.12.27)

Titular Bishop of Eriza (1927.01.26 – 1943.05.22)

Bishop Joseph-Marie Leray, M.S.C.Permalink
(1897.07.27 – 1927)

Born:1854.01.25 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1898.06.26
Died:1929.10.17 († 75)

Vicar Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) (1897.07.27 – 1927)

Titular Bishop of Remesiana (1897.07.27 – 1929.10.17)


as of 2018.11.07

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