Diocese of

Broome

Australia Australia

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Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Broome / Broomen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Perth

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Contact Info

Address: 13 Barker St., PO Box 76, Broome, WA 6725, Australia

Phone: +61 8 9192 1060

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.08.28 – ...):Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (71)Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (71)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Broome (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (71)Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (71)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.08.28 – ...)

Msgr. Paul Boyers
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 2020.11.28 – 2021.08.28)

Bishop Christopher Alan Saunders (74)Bishop Christopher Alan Saunders (74)
(1995.11.03 – 2021.08.28)

Bishop emeritus of Broome (Australia)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1950.01.15 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.08

Priest of Broome (Australia) (1976.08.28 – 1995.11.03)

Bishop of Broome (Australia) (1995.11.03 – 2021.08.28)

Bishop John Jobst, S.A.C.
(1966.06.07 – 1995.11.03)

Born:1920.02.04 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1950.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1959.03.19
Died:2014.07.05 († 94)

Titular Bishop of PitanΓ¦ (1959.01.13 – 1966.06.07)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberleys (Australia) (1959.01.13 – 1966.06.07)

Bishop of Broome (Australia) (1966.06.07 – 1995.11.03)

Vicars Apostolic of Kimberleys (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Jobst, S.A.C.
(1959.01.13 – 1966.06.07)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ottone Raible, S.A.C.
(1935.06.18 – 1958.08)

Born:1887.11.27 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1911.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1935.08.04
Died:1966.06.18 († 78)

Apostolic Administrator of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1929 – 1935.06.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1935.06.18 – 1958.08)

Titular Bishop of Anemurium (1935.06.18 – 1966.06.18)

Fr. Ottone Raible, S.A.C. (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1929 – 1935.06.18)

Bishop Ernesto Coppo, S.D.B.
(1922.12.01 – 1928)

Born:1870.02.06 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1892.08.07
Consecrated Bishop:1922.12.24
Died:1948.12.28 († 78)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1922.12.01 – 1928)

Titular Bishop of PalΓ¦opolis in Asia (1922.12.01 – 1948.12.28)

Fr. John Creagh, C.SS.R.
(1914 – 1922)

Born:1870.08.19 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1895.09.01
Died:1947.01.24 († 76)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1914 – 1922)

Bishop Fulgentius Torres, O.S.B. Subl.
(Apostolic Administrator 1910.05.05 – 1914.10.05)

Bishop William Bernard Kelly
(1894 – 1909)

Born:1854.06.30 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1883.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1898.08.14
Died:1921.12.26 († 67)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1894 – 1909)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1898.03.21 – 1921.12.26)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (11)

Geraldton (↙), Kupang (↑), Darwin (β†—)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 77,300 kmΒ²

Population: 12,330 Catholics (34.3% of 35,998 total)

Pastoral Centres: 8 parishes

Personnel: 11 priests (8 diocesan, 3 religious), 15 religious (5 brothers, 10 sisters)

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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