Roman Catholic Diocese of Amboina


Roman Catholic Diocese of Amboina
Diocese of Amboina
Dioecesis Amboinaënsis
Location
Country Indonesia
Metropolitan Makassar
Statistics
Area 83,777 km2 (32,346 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
2,142,000
148,212 (6.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral St Francis Xavier Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C.
Auxiliary Bishop Josephus Tethool, M.S.C.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amboina (Latin: Amboinaën(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Amboina in the Ecclesiastical province of Makassar in Indonesia.

History

  • December 22, 1902: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Dutch New Guinea from the Apostolic Vicariate of Batavia
  • August 29, 1920: Promoted as the Apostolic Vicariate of Dutch New Guinea
  • May 12, 1949: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Amboina
  • January 3, 1961: Promoted as Diocese of Amboina

Leadership

  • Bishops of Amboina (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C. (June 10, 1994 – present)
    • Bishop Andreas Peter Cornelius Sol, M.S.C. (January 15, 1965 – June 10, 1994)
    • Bishop Jacques Grent, M.S.C. (January 3, 1961 – January 15, 1965)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Amboina (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Jacques Grent, M.S.C. (May 12, 1949 – January 3, 1961)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Dutch New Guinea (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Jacques Grent, M.S.C. (July 10, 1947 – May 12, 1949)
    • Bishop Giovanni Aerts, M.S.C. (August 28, 1920 – 1942)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Dutch New Guinea (Roman Rite)
    • Fr. Enrico Nollen, M.S.C. (1915 – 1920)
    • Fr. Matteo Neyens, M.S.C. (1902 – 1915)

References