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Diocese of

Townsville

Australia Australia

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 434,000 km²

Population: 84,277 Catholics (28.8% of 292,432 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Brisbane

Neighbouring Dioceses: Darwin (←), Cairns (↑), Rockhampton (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Our Lady Help of Christians

Statistics: 27 parishes, 28 priests (21 diocesan, 7 religious), 58 lay religious (13 brothers, 45 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

Address: 266-272 Stanley Street, PO Box 6149, MSO, QLD 4810, Australia

Phone: +61 7 4726 3202

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (35)

Darwin (←), Cairns (↑), Rockhampton (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.02.08 – ...):Bishop Timothy James Harris (54)Bishop Timothy James Harris (54)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Townsville (Roman Rite)

Bishop Timothy James Harris (54)Bishop Timothy James Harris (54)Permalink
(2017.02.08 – ...)

Bishop of Townsville (Australia)

Grace and mercy

Born:1962.10.29 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1992.11.18
Consecrated Bishop:2017.05.03

Bishop of Townsville (Australia) (2017.02.08 – ...)

Bishop Michael Ernest PutneyPermalink
(2001.01.24 – 2014.03.28)

Exultabit super te in laude

Born:1946.06.20 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1969.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1995.07.27
Died:2014.03.28 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Mizigi (1995.05.31 – 2001.01.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane (Australia) (1995.05.31 – 2001.01.24)

Bishop of Townsville (Australia) (2001.01.24 – 2014.03.28)

Bishop Raymond Conway BenjaminPermalink
(1984.02.14 – 2000.04.18)

Born:1925.02.24 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1949.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1984.05.09
Died:2016.03.06 († 91)

Bishop of Townsville (Australia) (1984.02.14 – 2000.04.18)

Archbishop Leonard Anthony Faulkner (90)Bishop Leonard Anthony Faulkner (90) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1967.09.14 – 1983.09.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Adelaide (Australia)

Faith and fortitude

Born:1926.12.05 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1950.01.01
Consecrated Bishop:1967.11.28

Bishop of Townsville (Australia) (1967.09.14 – 1983.09.02)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Adelaide (Australia) (1983.09.02 – 1985.06.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Adelaide (Australia) (1985.06.19 – 2001.12.03)

Bishop Hugo Edward RyanPermalink
(1938.07.13 – 1967.09.14)

Born:1888.04.25 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1916.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1938.10.18
Died:1977.11.13 († 89)

Bishop of Townsville (Australia) (1938.07.13 – 1967.09.14)

Titular Bishop of Nigizubi (1967.09.14 – 1976.10.13)

Bishop Terence Bernard McGuire (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1930.02.12 – 1938.06.14)

Born:1881.09.17 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1904.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1930.05.25
Died:1957.07.04 († 75)

Bishop of Townsville (Australia) (1930.02.12 – 1938.06.14)

Bishop of Goulburn (Australia) (1938.06.14 – 1948.02.05)

Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn (Australia) (1948.02.05 – 1953.11.16)

Titular Archbishop of Leontopolis in Augustamnica (1953.11.16 – 1957.07.04)


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