Catholic Church


Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (New Caledonia)

(Special Collectivity of France France)

New Caledonia

Also known as: Neukaledonien (Deutsch), Nueva Caledonia (español), Nouvelle-Calédonie (français), Nuova Caledonia (Italiano), Nowa Kaledonia (polski), Nova Caledónia (Português), 新喀里多尼亞 (正體中文), ニューカレドニア (日本語), Nova Caledonia (latine)

Continent: Oceania

Capital: Nouméa

Neighbouring Countries: Australia Australia, ↑ Vanuatu Vanuatu, → Fiji Fiji, ↓ New Zealand New Zealand, ↓ Norfolk Island Norfolk Island

By Type (1)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (1)

By Rite

Roman Rite (1): Nouméa

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

Apostolic Delegation: Pacific Ocean Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa (65)

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Pacifici (C.E. PAC.) Bishop Paul Patrick Donoghue, S.M. (74)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (F.C.B.C.O.) Bishop Anthony Randazzo (56)


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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 143,000 Catholics (50.7% of 282,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 29 parishes

Clergy: 1 bishop (diocesan), 24 priests (14 diocesan, 10 religious), 26 permanent deacons (diocesan)

Non-Clergy: 55 religious (7 brothers, 48 sisters), 3 major seminarians, 80 catechists


Area: 18,275 km²

Population: 279,070

Religions: Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%

Languages: French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects

Ethnic Groups: Kanak 39.1%, European 27.1%, Wallisian, Futunian 8.2%, Tahitian 2.1%, Indonesian 1.4%, Ni-Vanuatu 1%, Vietnamese 0.9%, other 17.7%, unspecified 2.5%

Last updated on 2023.08.12

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