Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ende

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ende (Latin: Endehen(us)) is a Latin metropolitan archdiocese in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.

Archdiocese of Ende

Archidioecesis Endehenus

Keuskupan Agung Ende
Location
Country Indonesia
Ecclesiastical provinceEnde
Statistics
Area5,084 km2 (1,963 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
454,000
416,000 (91.6%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralChrist the King Cathedral in Ende, East Nusa Tenggara
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopVincentius Sensi Potokota

Its cathedral is the Christ the King Cathedral in the city of Ende, Nusa Tenggara Timur.

Christ the King Cathedral in Ende

HistoryEdit

The archdiocese was established on 16 September 1913 as Apostolic Prefecture of Lesser Sunda Islands, on territory split from what was then Apostolic Vicariate of Batavia (now Archdiocese of Jakarta, then covering the Dutch East Indies).

On 12 March 1922 the Prefecture was promoted to Apostolic Vicariate of Lesser Sunda Islands (curiate Italian: Isole della Piccola Sonda), hence entitled to a titular bishop. On 25 February 1936 the Vicariate was split to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Dutch Timor. On 10 July 1950 the Vicariate was split to establish the Apostolic Prefecture of Denpasar. On 8 March 1951 it was name Apostolic Vicariate of Endeh, after its see, having lost territories to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Larantuka and the Apostolic Vicariate of Ruteng. On 20 October 1959 another split established the Apostolic Prefecture of Weetebula. On 3 January 1961 it became Metropolitan Archdiocese of Endeh. On 14 May 1974 it was renamed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ende. On 14 December 2005 the Archdiocese was again split to establish the diocese of Maumere.

OrdinariesEdit

(all Roman Rite; missionary members of a Latin congregation till 1996)

Apostolic Prefect of Lesser Sunda Islands (Isole della Piccola Sonda)Edit

Apostolic Vicars of Lesser Sunda IslandsEdit

  • Arnoldo Verstraelen, S.V.D. (March 14, 1922 – death March 15, 1932), Titular Bishop of Myriophytos (March 13, 1922 – March 15, 1932)
  • Enrico Leven, S.V.D. (April 25, 1933 – 1950), Titular Bishop of Arca in Armenia (April 25, 1933 – death January 31, 1953)

Apostolic Vicar of EndehEdit

  • Antoine Hubert Thijssen, S.V.D. (March 8, 1951 – January 3, 1961), Titular Bishop of Nilopolis (March 8, 1951 – January 3, 1961); later Bishop of Larantuka (Indonesia) (January 3, 1961 – February 23, 1973), Apostolic Administrator of Denpasar (Indonesia) (1973 – September 4, 1980), Titular Bishop of Eguga (February 23, 1973 – June 7, 1982)

Metropolitan Archbishops of EndehEdit

  • Gabriel Manek, S.V.D. (January 3, 1961 – December 19, 1968), previously Titular Bishop of Alinda (March 8, 1951 – January 3, 1961) & Apostolic Vicar of Larantuka (Indonesia) (March 8, 1951 – January 3, 1961); emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Bavagaliana (December 19, 1968 – May 15, 1976)

Metropolitan Archbishops of EndeEdit

  • Donatus Djagom, S.V.D. (December 19, 1968 – February 23, 1996)
  • Longinus Da Cunha (February 23, 1996 – April 6, 2006)
  • Vincentius Sensi Potokota (April 14, 2007 – ...), previously Bishop of daughter diocese Maumere (Indonesia) (December 14, 2005 – April 14, 2007)

ProvinceEdit

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the metropolitan's own Archdiocese and these Suffragan bishoprics:

Source and External linksEdit

Coordinates: 8°50′00″S 121°39′00″E / 8.8333°S 121.6500°E / -8.8333; 121.6500