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Roman Catholic Diocese of Weetebula

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Metropolitan  Kupang
Pope  Francis
Area  11,052 km²
Phone  +62 387 24061
Rite  Latin Rite
Bishop  Edmund Woga
Province  East Nusa Tenggara
Country  Indonesia
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2010) 644,000 149,675 (23.2%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in East Nusa Tenggara
Address  Wee Tobula, Kota Tambolaka, Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kupang

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Weetebula (Latin: Veetebulaen(sis)) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Kupang in Indonesia. It pastorally serves all of Sumba Island.

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Its cathedral episcopal see is Katedral Roh Kudus, located in the city of Weetebula, Nusa Tenggara Timur.

History

  • Established on October 20, 1959 as the Apostolic Prefecture of Weetebula, on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Endeh (now a Metropolitan Archdiocese)
  • Promoted on February 6, 1969 as Diocese of Weetebula.
  • Ordinaries

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

    Apostolic Prefects of Weetebula
  • Fr. Gerard J. Legeland, Holy Ghost Fathers (C.SS.R.) (March 15, 1960 – death 1969)
  • Apostolic Administrator (1969 – 1975) Fr. Wilhelm Wagener, C.SS.R.
  • Apostolic Administrator (1975 – 1980) Fr. Henricus Haripranata, Society of Jesus (S.J.)
  • Suffragan Bishops of Weetebula
  • Gerulfus Kherubim Pareira, Divine Word Missionaries (S.V.D.) (December 21, 1985 – January 19, 2008), later Bishop of Maumere (Indonesia) (2008.01.19 – ...)
  • Edmund Woga, C.SS.R. (July 16, 2009 - ...)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Weetebula Wikipedia


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