Map

Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Melbourne

Australia Australia

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Melbourne / Melburnen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Ballarat, Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne, Sale, Sandhurst

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (309)

Ballarat (←), Sandhurst (↑), Sale (→), Hobart (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2018.06.29 – ...):Archbishop Peter Andrew Comensoli (58)Archbishop Peter Andrew Comensoli (58)
Auxiliary Bishop (2014.11.07 – ...):Bishop Terence Robert Curtin (77)Bishop Terence Robert Curtin (77)

Titular Bishop of Cabarsussi

Auxiliary Bishop (2021.05.14 – ...):Bishop Martin Ashe (69)Bishop Martin Ashe (69)

Titular Bishop of Muteci

Auxiliary Bishop (2021.05.14 – ...):Bishop Anthony John Ireland (65)Bishop Anthony John Ireland (65)

Titular Bishop of Carinola

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Melbourne (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Peter Andrew Comensoli (58)Archbishop Peter Andrew Comensoli (58)
(2018.06.29 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia)

Prædicamus Christum crucifixum

Born:1964.03.25 (Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1992.05.22
Consecrated Bishop:2011.06.08

Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Numidia (2011.04.20 – 2014.11.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney (Australia) (2011.04.20 – 2014.11.20)

Apostolic Administrator of Sydney (Australia) (2014.02.26 – 2014.09.18)

Bishop of Broken Bay (Australia) (2014.11.20 – 2018.06.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (2018.06.29 – ...)

Archbishop Denis James Hart (81)Archbishop Denis James Hart (81)
(2001.06.22 – 2018.06.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Melbourne (Australia)

Constant in faith

Born:1941.05.16 (East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1967.07.22
Consecrated Bishop:1997.12.09

Titular Bishop of Vagada (1997.11.10 – 2001.06.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1997.11.10 – 2001.06.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (2001.06.22 – 2018.06.29)

President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (2012.05.04 – 2018.05.04)

Archbishop George Pell (later Cardinal)
(1996.07.16 – 2001.03.26)

Be not afraid

Born:1941.06.08 (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1987.05.21
Created Cardinal:2003.10.21
Died:2023.01.10 (Roma, Italy † 81)

Titular Bishop of Scala (1987.03.30 – 1996.07.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1987.03.30 – 1996.07.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1996.07.16 – 2001.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney (Australia) (2001.03.26 – 2014.02.24)

President of “Vox Clara” Committee (2002.04 – 2018.02)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello (2003.10.21 [2004.03.20] – 2023.01.10)

Member of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See (2007.02.03 – 2014.02.24)

Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia (2013.04.13 – 2018.10)

Prefect of Secretariat for the Economy (2014.02.24 – 2019.02.24)

Archbishop Thomas Francis Little
(1974.07.01 – 1996.07.16)

Kyrie eleison

Born:1925.11.30 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1950.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1973.02.21
Died:2008.04.08 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Temuniana (1972.11.16 – 1974.07.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1972.11.16 – 1974.07.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1974.07.01 – 1996.07.16)

Cardinal James Robert Knox
(1967.04.13 – 1974.07.01)

Sicut dilexi vos

Born:1914.03.02 (Bayswater, Victoria, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1941.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1953.11.08
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1983.06.26 (Roma, Italy † 69)

Apostolic Delegate to British East and West Africa (1953.07.20 – 1957.02.14)

Titular Archbishop of Melitene (1953.07.20 – 1967.04.13)

Apostolic Internuncio to India (1957.02.14 – 1967.04.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1967.04.13 – 1974.07.01)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Vallicella (1973.03.05 – 1983.06.26)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation for Sacramental Discipline (1974.07.01 – 1975.08.01)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation for Sacraments and Divine Worship (1975.08.01 – 1981.08.04)

President of Pontifical Council for the Family (1981.08.04 – 1983.06.26)

Archbishop Justin Daniel Simonds
(1963.11.06 – 1967.04.13)

Non nisi Domine te ipsum

Born:1890.05.22 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1912.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1937.05.06
Died:1967.11.03 († 77)

Archbishop of Hobart (Australia) (1937.02.18 – 1942.09.06)

Titular Archbishop of Antinoë (1942.09.06 – 1963.11.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1942.09.06 – 1963.11.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1963.11.06 – 1967.04.13)

Titular Archbishop of Libertina (1967.04.13 – 1967.11.03)

Archbishop Daniel Mannix
(1917.05.06 – 1963.11.06)

Omnia omnibus

Born:1864.03.04 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1890.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:1912.10.06
Died:1963.11.06 († 99)

Titular Archbishop of Pharsalus (1912.07.01 – 1917.05.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1912.07.01 – 1917.05.06)

Military Vicar of Australia (Australia) (1917 – 1963.11.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1917.05.06 – 1963.11.06)

Archbishop Thomas Joseph Carr
(1886.09.29 – 1917.05.06)

Splendent in nocte

Born:1839.05.10 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1866.05.19
Consecrated Bishop:1883.08.26
Died:1917.05.06 († 77)

Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh (Ireland) (1883.06.12 – 1886.09.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1886.09.29 – 1917.05.06)

Military Vicar of Australia (Australia) (1912 – 1917)

Archbishop James Alypius Goold, O.E.S.A.
(1874.03.31 – 1886.06.11)

Deus mihi providebit

Born:1812.11.04 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1835.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1848.08.06
Died:1886.06.11 († 73)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1847.07.09 – 1874.03.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne (Australia) (1874.03.31 – 1886.06.11)

Archbishop James Alypius Goold, O.E.S.A.
(1847.07.09 – 1874.03.31)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: 383 Albert Street, PO Box 146, East Melbourne, VIC 8002, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9926 5677

Websites:

Statistics

Area: 27,194 km²

Population: 1,264,150 Catholics (26.3% of 4,810,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 208 parishes, 315 missions, 492 priests (274 diocesan, 218 religious), 19 deacons, 923 lay religious (340 brothers, 583 sisters), 27 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 27 (1897)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.02.02

© 2023 GCatholic.org

Up