archdiocese of Madang, Papua New Guinea

Prefecture Apostolic of Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land, Melanesia, Pacific Ocean, erected 24 February 1896. The eastern part of the mandated territory of New Guinea mainland and adjacent islands split to form the Prefecture Apostolic of Eastern Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land on 25 July 1913; entrusted to the Missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word. Elevated to the Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea of 23 November 1922. Name changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen on 15 May 1952. Elevated to the Archdiocese of Madang on 15 November 1966. See also:
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