Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane


Archdiocese of Brisbane
Archidioecesis Brisbanensis

Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Brisbane

Location

Country
Australia

Territory
South East region of Queensland, including Greater Brisbane

Ecclesiastical province
Brisbane

Coordinates
27°27′56″S 153°02′41″E / 27.46556°S 153.04472°E / -27.46556; 153.04472

Statistics

Area
65,000 km2 (25,000 sq mi)

Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
2,849,000
663,000 (23.3%)

Parishes
103

Information

Denomination
Catholic Church

Sui iuris church
Latin Church

Rite
Roman Rite

Established
12 April 1859 as the
Diocese of Brisbane;
10 May 1887 as the
Archdiocese of Brisbane

Cathedral
Cathedral of St Stephen

Patron saint
Saint Mary of the Cross

Secular priests
245

Current leadership

Pope
Francis

Archbishop of Brisbane
Mark Coleridge

Auxiliary Bishops
Joseph John Oudeman, O.F.M. Cap.

Emeritus Bishops
John Bathersby
John Joseph Gerry

Website

www.bne.catholic.net.au

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane is a Latin Church metropolitan archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Australia located in Brisbane and covering the South East region of Queensland, Australia.
Part of the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Brisbane, the region covered was initially administered by the Archdiocese of Sydney. In 1859 the Diocese of Brisbane was erected, and elevated as an archdiocese in 1887. The archdiocese is responsible for the suffragan dioceses of Cairns, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville.
The Cathedral of St Stephen is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane. Mark Coleridge was installed as the seventh Archbishop of Brisbane in a liturgical ceremony on 11 May 2012.[1][2]

Contents

1 History
2 Ordinaries

2.1 Auxiliary bishops

3 Cathedral
4 Parishes
5 See also
6 References
7 External links

History[edit]
The Diocese of Brisbane was established in 1859, with responsibility for the entire state of Queensland. Prior to its establishment, Queensland was part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.[3]
On 29 December 1882, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton was excised from the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The new Rockhampton diocese had responsibility for northern Queensland while the Brisbane archdiocese retained responsibility for southern Queensland.[4] [5]
In 1929, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba was excised from the Archdiocese of Brisbane.[3]
Ordinaries[edit]
The following people have