Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Brisbane

Australia Australia

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Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Brisbane / Brisbanen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Cairns, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Websites:

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 4 (1989)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: 43 Edward Street, GPO Box 282, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia

Phone: +61 7 3336 9333

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2012.04.02 – ...):Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge (75)Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge (75)
Auxiliary Bishop (2021.11.11 – ...):Bishop Timothy John Norton, S.V.D. (65)Bishop Timothy John Norton, S.V.D. (65)

Titular Bishop of Madaurus

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Brisbane (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge (75)Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge (75)
(2012.04.02 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia)

Sanguis et aqua

Born:1948.09.25 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1974.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:2002.06.19

Priest of Melbourne (Australia) (1974.05.18 – 2002.05.03)

Chaplain of His Holiness (2001.12.07 – 2002.05.03)

Titular Bishop of Theveste (2002.05.03 – 2006.06.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (Australia) (2002.05.03 – 2006.06.19)

Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn (Australia) (2006.06.19 – 2012.04.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (2012.04.02 – ...)

Vice-President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (2016.05.06 – 2018.05.04)

President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (2018.05.04 [2018.05.10] – 2022.05.06)

Bishop Geoffrey Hilton Jarrett (86)Bishop Geoffrey Hilton Jarrett (86)
(Apostolic Administrator 2011.11.14 – 2012.04.02)

Archbishop John Alexius Bathersby
(1991.12.03 – 2011.11.14)

Lex crucis

Born:1936.07.26 (Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1986.03.20
Died:2020.03.09 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia † 83)

Bishop of Cairns (Australia) (1986.01.17 – 1991.12.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1991.12.03 – 2011.11.14)

Vice-President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (2000 – 2006.05.05)

Archbishop Francis Roberts Rush
(1973.03.05 – 1991.12.03)

Mihi vivere Christus

Born:1916.09.11 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1939.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1961.02.08
Died:2001.07.21 († 84)

Bishop of Rockhampton (Australia) (1960.11.07 – 1973.03.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1973.03.05 – 1991.12.03)

President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (1983 – 1986)

Archbishop Patrick Mary O’Donnell
(1965.04.10 – 1973.03.05)

Born:1897.02.02 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1922.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1949.03.17
Died:1980.11.02 († 83)

Titular Archbishop of Pelusium (1948.11.08 – 1965.04.10)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1948.11.08 – 1965.04.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1965.04.10 – 1973.03.05)

Archbishop James Duhig
(1917.01.13 – 1965.04.10)

Born:1871.09.02 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1896.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1905.12.10
Died:1965.04.10 († 93)

Bishop of Rockhampton (Australia) (1905.09.16 – 1912.02.27)

Titular Archbishop of Amida (1912.02.27 – 1917.01.13)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1912.02.27 – 1917.01.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1917.01.13 – 1965.04.10)

Archbishop Robert Dunne
(1887.05.10 – 1917.01.13)

Born:1830.09.05 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1854.06.04
Consecrated Bishop:1882.06.18
Died:1917.01.13 († 86)

Bishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1882.01.03 – 1887.05.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1887.05.10 – 1917.01.13)

Bishops of Brisbane (Roman Rite)

Bishop Robert Dunne (later Archbishop)
(1882.01.03 – 1887.05.10)

(see above)

Bishop James Quinn
(1859.04.14 – 1881.08.18)

Born:1819.04.15 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1847.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1859.06.29
Died:1881.08.18 († 62)

Bishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1859.04.14 – 1881.08.18)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (210)

Toowoomba (←), Rockhampton (↑), Nouméa (→), Lismore (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 63,526 km²

Population: 812,780 Catholics (23.1% of 3,521,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 94 parishes

Personnel: 228 priests (145 diocesan, 83 religious), 19 deacons, 577 religious (159 brothers, 418 sisters), 15 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Deacons

Religious

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