Roman Catholic Diocese of Surabaya

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Diocese of Surabaya
Dioecesis Surabayanus
Keuskupan Surabaya
Gereja Katolik Kelahiran Santa Perawan Maria, Surabaya.jpg
Gereja Santa Perawan Maria, the oldest Catholic church in Surabaya
Country Indonesia
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Semarang
Area 24,461 km2 (9,444 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
150,457 (4.4%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Surabaya
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vincentius Sutikno Wisaksono
Metropolitan Archbishop Johannes Pujasumarta

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Surabaya (Latin: Surabayan(us)) is a suffragan Latin diocese, in located on Java island, in Indonesia and administers parishes in the northern and western parts of East Java province.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Katedral Hati Kudus Yesus, in the city of Surabaya.


  • Established on February 15, 1928 as the Apostolic Prefecture of Surabaia, on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Batavia (now Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jakarta)
  • October 16, 1941: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Surabaia, still a missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction but hence entitled to a titular bishop.
  • Promoted on January 3, 1961 as Diocese of Surabaia
  • August 22, 1973: Renamed as Diocese of Surabaya


(all Roman rite, initially missionary members of a Latin congregation)

Apostolic Prefects of Surabaya
  • Teofilo Emilio de Backere, Lazarists (C.M.) (1928.06.06 – 1937)
  • Michele Verhoeks, C.M. (1937.10.22 – 1941.10.16 see below)

Apostolic Vicariate of Surabaya

Suffragan Bishops of Surabaya

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