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Diocese of

Geraldton

Australia Australia

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Geraldton / Geraldtonen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Perth

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (37)

Broome (↗), Darwin (↗), Port Pirie (→), Perth (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.05.15 – ...):Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (70)Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (70)

Apostolic Administrator of Broome (Australia)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Geraldton (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (70)Bishop Michael Henry Morrissey (70)Permalink
(2017.05.15 – ...)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia)
Apostolic Administrator of Broome (Australia)

Trust in the Lord

Born:1952.09.09 (Yalgoo, Western Australia, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1981.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:2017.06.28

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (2017.05.15 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Broome (Australia) (2021.08.28 – ...)

Bishop Justin Joseph Bianchini (81)Bishop Justin Joseph Bianchini (81)Permalink
(1992.03.25 – 2017.05.15)

Bishop emeritus of Geraldton (Australia)

In omnibus caritas

Born:1941.01.28 (Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1964.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.19

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1992.03.25 – 2017.05.15)

Archbishop Barry James Hickey (86)Bishop Barry James Hickey (86) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1984.03.22 – 1991.07.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Perth (Australia)

Umbram fugat veritas

Born:1936.04.16 (Leonora, Western Australia, 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)

Bishop William Joseph Foley (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1981.07.13 – 1983.10.26)

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)

Bishop Francis Xavier ThomasPermalink
(1962.06.18 – 1981.07.13)

Born:1906.03.28 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1930.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1962.07.31
Died:1985.08.04 († 79)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1962.06.18 – 1981.07.13)

Bishop Alfred Joseph GummerPermalink
(1942.02.24 – 1962.04.05)

Born:1899.03.18 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1923.03.31
Consecrated Bishop:1942.03.19
Died:1962.04.05 († 63)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1942.02.24 – 1962.04.05)

Bishop James Patrick O’CollinsPermalink
(1930.02.11 – 1941.12.23)

Born:1892.03.31 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1922.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1930.05.11
Died:1983.11.25 († 91)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1930.02.11 – 1941.12.23)

Bishop of Ballarat (Australia) (1941.12.23 – 1971.05.01)

Bishop Richard Ryan, C.M.Permalink
(1923.01.30 – 1926.03.10)

Evangelizare pauperibus misit me

Born:1881.07.25 (England)
Ordained Priest:1907.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1923.07.29
Died:1957.06.16 († 75)

Bishop of Geraldton (Australia) (1923.01.30 – 1926.03.10)

Bishop of Sale (Australia) (1926.03.10 – 1957.06.16)

Bishop William Bernard KellyPermalink
(1898.03.21 – 1921.12.26)

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)

Contact Info

Address: 7 Maitland Street, PO Box 46, Geraldton, WA 6531, Australia

Phone: +61 8 9921 3221

Website: 

Statistics

Area: 1,138,310 km²

Population: 27,596 Catholics (21.9% of 126,105 total) (2020)

Statistics: 16 parishes, 22 missions, 17 priests (14 diocesan, 3 religious), 14 lay religious (3 brothers, 11 sisters) (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.25

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