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Roman Catholic Diocese of Bougainville

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bougainville is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul. It was erected as the Prefecture Apostolic of German Solomon Islands in 1898 and elevated to a Vicariate Apostolic in 1930. It was further elevated in 1966 to the Diocese of Bougainville.

The diocesan cathedral is the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Buka. It was previously the Church of St. Michael the Archangel at the former Tubiana mission.[1][2]


External links and referencesEdit

  • "Diocese of Bougainville". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-01-10.
  • "Bishop Bernard Unabali". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-01-10.

Coordinates: 5°25′46″S 154°40′16″E / 5.4294°S 154.6710°E / -5.4294; 154.6710


  1. ^ "Diocese of Bougainville". Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ Laracy, Hugh. “The Pacification of Southern Bougainville, 1900–30.” Bougainville before the Conflict, edited by Anthony J. Regan and Helga M. Griffin ANU Press, 2015, pp. 108–124.