Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port Moresby

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port Moresby is a Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese in Papua New Guinea, yet remains depandent on the missionary Propaganda Fide Roman Congregation.

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is St. Mary’s Cathedral, in Port Moresby, National Capital District.

History[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite, so far missionary members of Latin congregations)

Apostolic Vicars of New Guinea
Apostolic Vicar Papua
Apostolic Vicars Port Moresby
Metropolitan Archbishops of Port Moresby
  • Virgil Patrick Copas, M.S.C. (see above 1966.11.15 – retired 1975.12.19), also Apostolic Administrator of suffragan see Bereina (Papua New Guinea) (1973 – 1976.03.01); later Archbishop-Bishop of Kerema (Papua New Guinea) (1976.05.24 – retired 1988.12.06)
  • Herman To Paivu (1975.12.19 – death 1981.02.12), former Titular Bishop of Temuniana (1974.07.01 – 1975.12.19) & Auxiliary Bishop of Port Moresby (1974.07.01 – 1975.12.19)
  • Peter Kurongku (1981.10.03 – death 1996.06.11); previously Titular Bishop of Sinnuara (1978.11.15 – 1981.10.03) & Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara (Solomon Islands) (1978.11.15 – 1981.10.03)
  • Brian James Barnes, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (14 June 1997 – 26 March 2008), previously Bishop of Aitape (Papua New Guinea) (1987.10.03 – 1997.06.14), President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (1993 – 1994)
  • John Ribat, M.S.C. (26 March 2008 - ...), also President of Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (2011.05 – 2014.05), President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (2014.05 – ...); previously Titular Bishop of Macriana minor (2000.10.30 – 2002.02.12) & Auxiliary Bishop of Bereina (Papua New Guinea) (2000.10.30 – 2002.02.12), succeeded as Bishop of Bereina (2002.02.12 – 2007.04.16), then Coadjutor Archbishop of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) (2007.04.16 – 2008.03.26)

Province[edit]

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archdiocese and the following suffragan dioceses :

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Coordinates: 9°28′00″S 147°10′01″E / 9.4667°S 147.1670°E / -9.4667; 147.1670