Mission sui iuris of Funafuti

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The Mission Sui Iuris of Funafuti (Latin: Missio Sui Iuris Funafutinum) is a Catholic Latin mission sui juris (pre-diocesan missionary jurisdiction) in Tuvalu, Polynesia.

It depends on the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, yet it is exceptionally not exempt, but instead is a suffragan of a Metropolitan archdiocese. Since 21 March 2003, that metropolitan see has been the Archdiocese of Suva; until that date, it had been a different see, i.e., the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia.

Its only place of worship is Teone Church in Vaiaku, on Fongafale island in Tuvalu. The current Superior is Reynaldo B. Getalado, M. S. P., appointed in 2014.

History[edit]

The Diocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti was split on 10 September 1982 into the Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru and the Mission Sui Iuris of Funafuti.

Ordinaries[edit]

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

Suffragan Ecclesiastical Superiors of Funafuti

References and External links[edit]

  • "Mission "Sui Iuris" of Funafuti". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-24.

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