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Diocese of

Auckland

New Zealand New Zealand

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Auckland / Aucopolitan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Wellington

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Churches by City (82)

Nouméa (↖), Suva (↑), Tonga (↗), Hamilton (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.12.17 – ...):Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (60)Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (60)

Apostolic Administrator of Hamilton (New Zealand)

Vice-President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

General Secretary of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Ordinaries

Bishops of Auckland (Roman Rite)

Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (60)Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (60)Permalink
(2021.12.17 – ...)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand)
Apostolic Administrator of Hamilton (New Zealand)
Vice-President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference
General Secretary of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Lord is my Shepherd / Ko te Ariki Toku Hepara

Born:1962.08.03 (Hokitika, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1996.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2015.02.13

Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand) (2014.11.22 – 2021.12.17)

General Secretary of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2016? – ...)

Vice-President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2020.10.30 – ...)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (2021.12.17 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Hamilton (New Zealand) (2021.12.17 – ...)

Bishop Patrick James Dunn (72)Bishop Patrick James Dunn (72)Permalink
(1994.12.19 – 2021.12.17)

Bishop emeritus of Auckland (New Zealand)

Mullaċ abú

Born:1950.02.05 (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Ordained Priest:1976.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:1994.07.25

Titular Bishop of Fesseë (1994.06.10 – 1994.12.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1994.06.10 – 1994.12.19)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1994.12.19 – 2021.12.17)

General Secretary of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2012.09 – 2016.06.01)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2016.06.01 – 2020.10.30)

Bishop Denis George Browne (85)Bishop Denis George Browne (85)Permalink
(1983.06.06 – 1994.12.19)

Bishop emeritus of Hamilton (New Zealand)

Live the truth in love

Born:1937.09.21 (Auckland, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1977.06.29

Bishop of Rarotonga (Cook Islands) (1977.03.21 – 1983.06.06)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1983.06.06 – 1994.12.19)

Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand) (1994.12.19 – 2014.11.22)

President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (2002 – 2006)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2003.11 – 2009.09)

Bishop John MackeyPermalink
(1974.04.25 – 1983.01.01)

Born:1918.01.11 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1941.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1974.06.30
Died:2014.01.20 († 96)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1974.04.25 – 1983.01.01)

Bishop Reginald John Delargey (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1970.09.01 – 1974.04.25)

In ipso vita

Born:1914.12.10 (Timaru, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1938.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1958.02.27
Created Cardinal:1976.05.24
Died:1979.01.29 (Auckland, New Zealand † 64)

Titular Bishop of Hirina (1957.11.25 – 1970.09.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1957.11.25 – 1970.09.01)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1970.09.01 – 1974.04.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand) (1974.04.25 – 1979.01.29)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (1976 – 1979)

Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata al Tiburtino (1976.05.24 – 1979.01.29)

Archbishop James Michael ListonPermalink
(1929.12.09 – 1970.03.07)

Born:1881.05.09 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1904.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:1920.12.12
Died:1976.07.08 († 95)

Titular Bishop of Olympus (1920.04.22 – 1929.12.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1920.04.22 – 1929.12.09)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1929.12.09 – 1970.03.07)

Archbishop ad personam (1953.11.16 – 1970.03.07)

Titular Archbishop of Domnach Sechnaill (1970.03.07 – 1976.07.08)

Bishop Henry William ClearyPermalink
(1910.06.09 – 1929.12.09)

Born:1859.01.15 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1910.08.21
Died:1929.12.09 († 70)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1910.06.09 – 1929.12.09)

Bishop George Michael Lenihan, O.S.B.Permalink
(1896 – 1910)

Born:1858
Consecrated Bishop:1896.11.15
Died:1910 († 52)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1896 – 1910)

Bishop John Edmund Luck, O.S.B.Permalink
(1882.07.14 – 1896.01.22)

Born:1848.03.18 (England)
Consecrated Bishop:1882.08.13
Died:1896.01.22 († 47)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1882.07.14 – 1896.01.22)

Archbishop Waltar Steins Bisschop, S.J.Permalink
(1879 – 1881.09.01)

Born:1810.07.01 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1842.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1861.06.29
Died:1881.09.07 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Nilopolis (1860.10.10 – 1867.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Bombay (India) (1860.10.10 – 1867.01.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Poona (India) (1860.10.10 – 1867.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Bengal (India) (1867.01.11 – 1877)

Titular Archbishop of Bostra (1867.01.11 – 1879.05.15)

Archbishop-Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1879 – 1881.09.01)

Bishop Thomas William Croke (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1870.06.23 – 1874.06.25)

Born:1824.05.24 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1846.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:1870.07.10
Died:1902.07.22 († 78)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1870.06.23 – 1874.06.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cashel (Ireland) (1875.01.24 – 1902.07.22)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste-François Pompallier, S.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1848.06.20 – 1869.04.19)

Born:1801.12.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1829.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1836.06.30
Died:1871.12.21 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Maronia (1836.05.13 – 1848.06.20)

Vicar Apostolic of New Zealand (New Zealand) (1836.05.13 – 1848.06.20)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1848.06.20 – 1869.04.19)

Titular Archbishop of Amasea (1869.04.19 – 1871.12.21)

Vicars Apostolic of New Zealand (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste-François Pompallier, S.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1836.05.13 – 1848.06.20)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Pompallier Diocesan Centre, 30 New Street, Private Bag 47904, Ponsonby, Auckland 1034, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 378-4380

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 24,500 km²

Population: 224,315 Catholics (11.5% of 1,954,150 total) (2020)

Statistics: 68 parishes, 22 missions, 145 priests (76 diocesan, 69 religious), 13 deacons, 352 lay religious (133 brothers, 219 sisters), 3 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 1 (1963)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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