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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Perth

Australia Australia, Christmas Island Christmas Island, Cocos Islands Cocos Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 471,118 km²

Population: 469,859 Catholics (24.9% of 1,883,980 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton

Neighbouring Dioceses: Geraldton (↑), Port Pirie (→), Bunbury (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 12 (1973)

Statistics: 108 parishes, 2 missions, 252 priests (167 diocesan, 85 religious), 13 deacons, 494 lay religious (129 brothers, 365 sisters), 29 seminarians (2015)

Address: 25 Victoria Avenue, Perth, WA 6000; PO Box 3311, Adelaide Terrace, WA 6832, Australia

Phone: +61 8 9223 1351

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (147)

Geraldton (↑), Port Pirie (→), Bunbury (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2012.02.20 – ...):Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, S.D.B. (64)Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, S.D.B. (64)
Auxiliary Bishop (2001.12.12 – ...):Bishop Donald George Sproxton (65)Bishop Donald George Sproxton (65)

Titular Bishop of Timici

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Perth (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, S.D.B. (64)Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, S.D.B. (64)Permalink
(2012.02.20 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia)

Via veritas vita

Born:1954.02.03 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1986.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:2007.06.15

Titular Bishop of Cluain Iraird (2007.04.30 – 2012.02.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (Australia) (2007.04.30 – 2012.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (2012.02.20 – ...)

Archbishop Barry James Hickey (82)Archbishop Barry James Hickey (82)Permalink
(1991.07.23 – 2012.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Perth (Australia)
Vice-President emeritus of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Umbram fugat veritas

Born:1936.04.16 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1958.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1984.05.01

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1984.03.22 – 1991.07.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1991.07.23 – 2012.02.20)

Vice-President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (2006.05.05 – 2012.05.04)

Archbishop William Joseph FoleyPermalink
(1983.10.26 – 1991.02.10)

Born:1931.06.20 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1954.09.12
Consecrated Bishop:1981.09.09
Died:1991.02.10 († 59)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1981.07.13 – 1983.10.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1983.10.26 – 1991.02.10)

Archbishop Lancelot John GoodyPermalink
(1968.10.18 – 1983.10.26)

Born:1908.06.05 (England)
Ordained Priest:1930.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1951.11.01
Died:1992.05.13 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Abydus (1951.08.02 – 1954.11.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1951.08.02 – 1954.11.12)

Bishop of Bunbury (Australia) (1954.11.12 – 1968.10.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1968.10.18 – 1983.10.26)

Archbishop Redmond PrendivillePermalink
(1935.05.24 – 1968.06.28)

Da mihi animas cetera tolle

Born:1900.12.08 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1925.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1933.10.22
Died:1968.06.28 († 67)

Titular Archbishop of Cypsela (1933.07.11 – 1935.05.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1933.07.11 – 1935.05.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1935.05.24 – 1968.06.28)

Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1913.08.28 – 1935.05.24)

Salve spes nostra

Born:1864.01.06 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1886.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1911.03.17
Died:1935.05.24 († 71)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1910.12.21 – 1913.08.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1913.08.28 – 1935.05.24)

Bishops of Perth (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Clune, C.SS.R. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1910.12.21 – 1913.08.28)

(see above)

Bishop Matthew GibneyPermalink
(1886.11.01 – 1910.05.14)

Born:1837.11.01 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1863.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1887.01.23
Died:1925.06.22 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Hippus (1886.09.28 – 1886.11.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1886.09.28 – 1886.11.01)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1886.11.01 – 1910.05.14)

Titular Bishop of Balanea (1910.07.14 – 1925.06.22)

Bishop Martin Griver y CuniPermalink
(1873.07.22 – 1886.11.01)

Born:1814.11.11 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1847.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1870.06.12
Died:1886.11.01 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Tlous (1869.10.01 – 1873.07.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Perth (Australia) (1869.10.01 – 1873.07.22)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1873.07.22 – 1886.11.01)

Bishop Martin Griver y CuniPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1869.10.01 – 1873.07.22)

Bishop Joseph Serra y Juliá, O.S.B.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1851.10.03 – 1862.01.07)

Bishop John BradyPermalink
(1845.05.09 – 1871.12.03)

Born:1788.06.12 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1824
Consecrated Bishop:1845.05.25
Died:1871.12.03 († 83)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1845.05.09 – 1871.12.03)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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