Catholic Church


Commonwealth of Australia (Australia)


Also known as: Australien (Deutsch), Australia (español, Italiano, polski, latine), l'Australie (français), Austrália (Português), 澳洲 (正體中文), オーストラリア (日本語)

Dependencies: Christmas Island Christmas Island, Cocos Islands Cocos Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norfolk Island Norfolk Island

Continent: Oceania

Capital: Canberra

Population: 22,507,617

Area: 7,617,930 km²

Patron Saint: St. Francis Xavier

Religions: Protestant 28.8% (Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist, 1.6%, Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%), Catholic 25.3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.6%, other Christian 4.5%, Buddhist 2.5%, Muslim 2.2%, Hindu 1.3%, other 8.4%, unspecified 2.2%, none 22.3%

Languages: English 76.8%, Mandarin 1.6%, Italian 1.4%, Arabic 1.3%, Greek 1.2%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.1%, other 10.4%, unspecified 5%

Neighbouring Countries: Cocos Islands Cocos Islands, ↖ Christmas Island Christmas Island, ↖ Indonesia Indonesia, ↑ Timor-Leste Timor-Leste, ↑ Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, ↗ Vanuatu Vanuatu, → New Caledonia New Caledonia, ↘ New Zealand New Zealand

Circumscriptions (35): Metr. Archdioceses (5), Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (26), Military Ordinariates (1), Personal Ordinariates (1)

Roman Rite (29): Adelaide, Armidale, Australian Catholic Defence Diocese, Ballarat, Bathurst, Brisbane, Broken Bay, Broome, Bunbury, Cairns, Canberra and Goulburn, Darwin, Geraldton, Hobart, Lismore, Maitland–Newcastle, Melbourne, Parramatta, Perth, Port Pirie, Rockhampton, Sale, Sandhurst, Sydney, Toowoomba, Townsville, Wagga Wagga, Wilcannia–Forbes, Wollongong

Anglican Rite (1): Our Lady of the Southern Cross

Chaldean Church (1): Saint Thomas the Apostle of Sydney

Greek-Melkite Church (1): Saint Michael’s of Sydney

Maronite Church (1): Saint Maron of Sydney

Syro-Malabar Church (1): Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne

Ukrainian Church (1): Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne

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Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/2 total): Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy (94)Cassidy (94), Cardinal George Pell (77)Pell (77) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (40), Basilicas Basilicas (5), National Shrines National Shrines (4)

Roman-Rite Church Seminaries in Australia

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Australia Link Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (70)

Conference of Bishops: Australian Catholic Bishops Conference LinkTwitter Feed Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge (69)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (F.C.B.C.O.) Cardinal John Ribat, M.S.C. (61)

as of 2018.08.07

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