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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete

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Archdiocese of Papeete

Archidioecesis Papeetensis

Archidiocèse de Papeete
Country French Polynesia,  France
Ecclesiastical provincePapeete
Area2,615 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
89,000 (37.6%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established9 May 1848 (As Vicariate Apostolic of Tahiti)
21 June 1966 (As Archdiocese of Papeete)
CathedralCathedral of Notre Dame de  l’Immaculée Conception in Papeete
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopJean-Pierre Edmond Cottanceau, SS.CC.
SuffragansDiocese of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete (Latin: Archidioecesis Papeetensis; French: Archidiocèse de Papeete) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese in French Polynesia. It is responsible for the suffragan diocese of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata.

The diocese was elevated to the Archdiocese of Papeete in 1966.[1]



Apostolic Administrator Pascal Chang Soi
Apostolic Administrator Pascal Chang Soi

Coadjutor bishops

  • Antoine-Magloire Doumer, SS.CC. (1848-1878), as Coadjutor vicar apostolic; did not succeed to see
  • Marie-Joseph (Maxime Justin Félix) Verdier, SS.CC. (1883-1884), as Coadjutor vicar apostolic
  • André-Etienne-Athanase Hermel, SS.CC. (1905-1908), as Coadjutor vicar apostolic
  • Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath (1968-1973)
  • Hubert Coppenrath (1997-1999)


  1. ^ "Papeete (Archdiocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 15.12.2016" [Resignations and appointments, 15.12.2016]. (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 15 December 2016.

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