Diocese of


Indonesia Indonesia


Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Surabaya / Surabayan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Semarang

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation


Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 21

Liturgical Calendar (National) ๐Ÿ“…


Present Prelates



Bishops of Surabaya (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vincentius Sutikno Wisaksono
(2007.04.03 โ€“ 2023.08.10)

Ut vitam habeant abundantius habeant

Born:1953.09.26 (Surabaya, Indonesia)
Ordained Priest:1982.01.21
Consecrated Bishop:2007.06.28
Died:2023.08.10 (Surabaya, Indonesia โ€  69)

Priest of Surabaya (Indonesia) (1982.01.21 โ€“ 2007.04.03)

Bishop of Surabaya (Indonesia) (2007.04.03 โ€“ 2023.08.10)

Bishop Johannes Sudiarna Hadiwikarta
(1994.03.26 โ€“ 2003.12.13)

Pastor bonus

Born:1944.03.28 (Indonesia)
Ordained Priest:1970.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1994.07.25
Died:2003.12.13 (โ€  59)

Bishop of Surabaya (Indonesia) (1994.03.26 โ€“ 2003.12.13)

Bishop Aloysius Josef G. Dibjokarjono
(1982.04.02 โ€“ 1994.03.26)

Pax Domini

Born:1917.12.25 (Indonesia)
Ordained Priest:1945.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1982.12.16
Died:2002.01.23 (โ€  84)

Bishop of Surabaya (Indonesia) (1982.04.02 โ€“ 1994.03.26)

Bishop Jan Klooster, C.M.
(1961.01.03 โ€“ 1982)

Ave Maria

Born:1911.06.05 (Indonesia)
Ordained Priest:1936.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1953.05.01
Died:1990.12.30 (โ€  79)

Titular Bishop of Germanicopolis (1953.02.19 โ€“ 1961.01.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Surabaia (Indonesia) (1953.02.19 โ€“ 1961.01.03)

Bishop of Surabaya (Indonesia) (1961.01.03 โ€“ 1982)

Vicars Apostolic of Surabaia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jan Klooster, C.M.
(1953.02.19 โ€“ 1961.01.03)

(see above)

Bishop Michele Verhoeks, C.M.
(1941.10.16 โ€“ 1952.05.08)

Pater noster

Born:1893.03.29 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1919.04.27
Consecrated Bishop:1942.05.08
Died:1952.05.08 (โ€  59)

Prefect Apostolic of Surabaia (Indonesia) (1937.10.22 โ€“ 1941.10.16)

Titular Bishop of Eleutheropolis in Palรฆstina (1941.10.16 โ€“ 1952.05.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Surabaia (Indonesia) (1941.10.16 โ€“ 1952.05.08)

Prefects Apostolic of Surabaia (Roman Rite)

Fr. Michele Verhoeks, C.M. (later Bishop)
(1937.10.22 โ€“ 1941.10.16)

(see above)

Fr. Teofilo Emilio de Backere, C.M.
(1928.06.06 โ€“ 1937)

Born:1882.05.25 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1909.06.05
Died:1937 (โ€  55)

Prefect Apostolic of Surabaia (Indonesia) (1928.06.06 โ€“ 1937)

Special Churches

Churches by City (44)

Semarang (โ†), Palangkaraya (โ†‘), Banjarmasin (โ†—), Denpasar (โ†’), Malang (โ†“)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 26,600 kmยฒ

Population: 162,393 Catholics (0.7% of 24,883,541 total)

Pastoral Centres: 46 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 166 priests (102 diocesan, 64 religious), 407 religious (103 brothers, 304 sisters), 24 seminarians


Pastoral Centres




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