Roman Catholic Diocese of Jayapura

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Diocese of Jayapura
Dioecesis Iayapuraensis
Keuskupan Jayapura
Location
Country Indonesia
Ecclesiastical province Merauke
Metropolitan Merauke
Statistics
Area 115,349 km2 (44,536 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
858,000
65,180 (7.6%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Christ the King in Jayapura
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Leo Laba Ladjar, O.F.M.
Metropolitan Archbishop Nicolaus Adi Seputra
Emeritus Bishops Herman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff Bishop Emeritus (1972-1997)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jayapura (Latin: Iayapuraen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Jayapura in the Ecclesiastical province of Merauke in Indonesia.

History[edit]

  • May 12, 1949: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Hollandia from the Apostolic Vicariate of Dutch New Guinea
  • June 14, 1954: Promoted as the Apostolic Vicariate of Hollandia
  • June 28, 1963: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Kota Baru
  • June 12, 1964: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Sukarnapura
  • November 15, 1966: Promoted as Diocese of Sukarnapura
  • April 25, 1969: Renamed as Diocese of Djajapura
  • August 22, 1973: Renamed as Diocese of Jayapura

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Jayapura (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Djajapura (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Herman Ferdinandus Maria Münninghoff, O.F.M. (May 6, 1972 – August 22, 1973)
    • Bishop Rudolf Joseph Manfred Staverman, O.F.M. (April 25, 1969 – May 6, 1972)
  • Bishops of Sukarnapura (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Rudolf Joseph Manfred Staverman, O.F.M. (November 15, 1966 – April 25, 1969)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Sukarnapura (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Rudolf Joseph Manfred Staverman, O.F.M. (June 12, 1964 – November 15, 1966)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Kota Baru (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Rudolf Joseph Manfred Staverman, O.F.M. (June 28, 1963 – June 12, 1964)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Hollandia (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Rudolf Joseph Manfred Staverman, O.F.M. (April 29, 1956 – June 28, 1963)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Hollandia (Roman Rite)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 2°31′S 140°43′E / 2.517°S 140.717°E / -2.517; 140.717