Roman Catholic Diocese of Samoa–Pago Pago

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Diocese of Samoa–Pago Pago
Dioecesis Samoa–Pagopagensis
Location
Country United States
Territory American Samoa
Ecclesiastical province Samoa-Apia
Statistics
Area 76 sq mi (200 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
68,000
14,000 (20.6%)
Parishes 16
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established September 10, 1982 (32 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Family (Tafuna)
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker (Fagatogo)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Peter Brown
Emeritus Bishops John Quinn Weitzel M.M.
Map
Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago map.png

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Samoa–Pago Pago is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States overseas dependency of American Samoa. It was canonically erected on September 10, 1982,[1] taking territory from what once was a unified Diocese of Samoa and Tokelau. The diocese is a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia.[2]

The ordinary is a bishop who pastors the mother church, the Cathedral of the Holy Family in the Tafuna. He is also pastor of the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Worker in Fagatogo.

On Friday, May 31, 2013, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop John Quinn Weitzel M.M., and appointed the Rev. Peter Brown, C.Ss.R., the Regional Superior of the Redemptorist Fathers in New Zealand as bishop-elect of the diocese of Samoa–Pago Pago. Brown was ordained as a bishop on August 22, 2013.

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The list of bishops of the diocese and their tenure of service:

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Coordinates: 14°14′S 170°08′W / 14.24°S 170.14°W / -14.24; -170.14