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Diocese of

Kimbe

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 25,300 km²

Population: 279,600 Catholics (80.1% of 349,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 19 parishes, 42 priests (35 diocesan, 7 religious), 31 lay religious (12 brothers, 19 sisters), 33 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Rabaul

Neighbouring Dioceses: Lae (↙), Kavieng (↑), Rabaul (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 182, Kimbe 621, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea

Phone: 983.49.25

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.10.18 – ...):Bishop John Bosco Auram (49)Bishop John Bosco Auram (49)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kimbe (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Bosco Auram (49)Bishop John Bosco Auram (49)Permalink
(2019.10.18 – ...)

Bishop of Kimbe (Papua New Guinea)

Born:1972.10.19 (Kandoka, Papua New Guinea)
Ordained Priest:2004.01.17
Consecrated Bishop:2020.01.25

Bishop of Kimbe (Papua New Guinea) (2019.10.18 – ...)

Bishop William Regis Fey, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(2010.06.08 – 2019.10.18)

Bikpela em I lait bilong mi

Born:1942.11.06 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1968.10.19
Consecrated Bishop:2010.10.09
Died:2021.01.19 (Kimbe, Papua New Guinea † 78)

Bishop of Kimbe (Papua New Guinea) (2010.06.08 – 2019.10.18)

Bishop Alphonse Liguori ChaupaPermalink
(2003.07.04 – 2008.01.19)

Born:1959.07.26 (Papua New Guinea)
Ordained Priest:1987.01.10
Consecrated Bishop:2000.09.30
Died:2016.03.21 († 56)

Titular Bishop of Turris Tamalleni (2000.06.24 – 2003.07.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) (2000.06.24 – 2003.07.04)

Bishop of Kimbe (Papua New Guinea) (2003.07.04 – 2008.01.19)


as of 2021.10.29

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