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Bernard Unabali (5 May 1957 – 10 August 2019) was a Papua New Guinean Roman Catholic bishop who served as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bougainville.[1]

Bernard Unabali
Bishop of Bougainville
Personal details
Birth nameBernard Unabali
Born(1957-05-05)May 5, 1957
Bougainville, Territory of Papua and New Guinea
DiedAugust 10, 2019(2019-08-10) (aged 62)
Quezon City, Philippines
NationalityPapua New Guinean
DenominationRoman Catholic

Unabali was born in Papua New Guinea and was ordained to the priesthood in 1985. He served as titular bishop of Cuicul and as auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, from 2006 to 2009. He then served as bishop of the diocese from 2009 until his death[2] on 10 August 2019 at the St. Luke's Medical Center[1] in Quezon City, Philippines.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Bishop of the Diocese of Bougainville dies in Manila". The National. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Catholic Bishop of Bougainville Dies". New Dawn FM News. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.