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Diocese of

Broome

Australia Australia

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 77,300 km²

Population: 15,670 Catholics (34.3% of 45,670 total) (2018)

Statistics: 9 parishes, 16 priests (15 diocesan, 1 religious), 15 lay religious (3 brothers, 12 sisters) (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Perth

Neighbouring Dioceses: Geraldton (↙), Kupang (↑), Darwin (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Address: 13 Barker St., PO Box 76, Broome, WA 6725, Australia

Phone: +61 8 9192 1060

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (11)

Geraldton (↙), Kupang (↑), Darwin (↗)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.08.28 – ...):Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (68)Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (68)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Broome (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (68)Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (68)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.08.28 – ...)

Msgr. Paul BoyersPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 2020.11.28 – 2021.08.28)

Bishop Christopher Alan Saunders (71)Bishop Christopher Alan Saunders (71)Permalink
(1995.11.03 – 2021.08.28)

Bishop emeritus of Broome (Australia)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1950.01.15 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.08

Bishop of Broome (Australia) (1995.11.03 – 2021.08.28)

Bishop John Jobst, S.A.C.Permalink
(1966.06.07 – 1995.11.03)

Born:1920.02.04 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1950.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1959.03.19
Died:2014.07.05 († 94)

Titular Bishop of Pitanæ (1959.01.13 – 1966.06.07)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberleys (Australia) (1959.01.13 – 1966.06.07)

Bishop of Broome (Australia) (1966.06.07 – 1995.11.03)

Vicars Apostolic of Kimberleys (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Jobst, S.A.C.Permalink
(1959.01.13 – 1966.06.07)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ottone Raible, S.A.C.Permalink
(1935.06.18 – 1958.08)

Born:1887.11.27 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1911.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1935.08.04
Died:1966.06.18 († 78)

Apostolic Administrator of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1929 – 1935.06.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1935.06.18 – 1958.08)

Titular Bishop of Anemurium (1935.06.18 – 1966.06.18)

Fr. Ottone Raible, S.A.C. (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1929 – 1935.06.18)

Bishop Ernesto Coppo, S.D.B.Permalink
(1922.12.01 – 1928)

Born:1870.02.06 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1892.08.07
Consecrated Bishop:1922.12.24
Died:1948.12.28 († 78)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1922.12.01 – 1928)

Titular Bishop of Palæopolis in Asia (1922.12.01 – 1948.12.28)

Fr. John Creagh, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1914 – 1922)

Born:1870.08.19 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1895.09.01
Died:1947.01.24 († 76)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1914 – 1922)

Bishop Fulgentius Torres, O.S.B. Subl.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1910.05.05 – 1914.10.05)

Bishop William Bernard KellyPermalink
(1894 – 1909)

Born:1854.06.30 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1883.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1898.08.14
Died:1921.12.26 († 67)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia (Australia) (1894 – 1909)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1898.03.21 – 1921.12.26)


as of 2021.08.28

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