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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Perth

Australia Australia, Christmas Island Christmas Island, Cocos Islands Cocos Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 471,118 km²

Population: 486,000 Catholics (24.9% of 1,948,731 total) (2018)

Statistics: 109 parishes, 10 missions, 246 priests (168 diocesan, 78 religious), 12 deacons, 462 lay religious (129 brothers, 333 sisters), 25 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton

Neighbouring Dioceses: Geraldton (↑), Port Pirie (→), Bunbury (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 12 (1973)

Address: 25 Victoria Avenue, Perth, WA 6000; PO Box 3311, Adelaide Terrace, WA 6832, Australia

Phone: +61 8 9223 1351

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (148)

Geraldton (↑), Port Pirie (→), Bunbury (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2012.02.20 – ...):Archbishop Timothy John Costelloe, S.D.B. (67)Archbishop Timothy John Costelloe, S.D.B. (67)
Auxiliary Bishop (2001.12.12 – ...):Bishop Donald George Sproxton (68)Bishop Donald George Sproxton (68)

Titular Bishop of Timici

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Perth (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Timothy John Costelloe, S.D.B. (67)Archbishop Timothy John Costelloe, S.D.B. (67)Permalink
(2012.02.20 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia)

Via veritas vita

Born:1954.02.03 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1986.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:2007.06.15

Titular Bishop of Cluain Iraird (2007.04.30 – 2012.02.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne (Australia) (2007.04.30 – 2012.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (2012.02.20 – ...)

Archbishop Barry James Hickey (85)Archbishop Barry James Hickey (85)Permalink
(1991.07.23 – 2012.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Perth (Australia)

Umbram fugat veritas

Born:1936.04.16 (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)

Archbishop William Joseph FoleyPermalink
(1983.10.26 – 1991.02.10)

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)

Archbishop Lancelot John GoodyPermalink
(1968.10.18 – 1983.10.26)

Born:1908.06.05 (England)
Ordained Priest:1930.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1951.11.01
Died:1992.05.13 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Abydus (1951.08.02 – 1954.11.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1951.08.02 – 1954.11.12)

Bishop of Bunbury (Australia) (1954.11.12 – 1968.10.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1968.10.18 – 1983.10.26)

Archbishop Redmond PrendivillePermalink
(1935.05.24 – 1968.06.28)

Da mihi animas cetera tolle

Born:1900.12.08 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1925.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1933.10.22
Died:1968.06.28 († 67)

Titular Archbishop of Cypsela (1933.07.11 – 1935.05.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1933.07.11 – 1935.05.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1935.05.24 – 1968.06.28)

Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1913.08.28 – 1935.05.24)

Salve spes nostra

Born:1864.01.06 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1886.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1911.03.17
Died:1935.05.24 († 71)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1910.12.21 – 1913.08.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Perth (Australia) (1913.08.28 – 1935.05.24)

Bishops of Perth (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Joseph Clune, C.SS.R. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1910.12.21 – 1913.08.28)

(see above)

Bishop Matthew GibneyPermalink
(1886.11.01 – 1910.05.14)

Born:1837.11.01 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1863.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1887.01.23
Died:1925.06.22 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Hippus (1886.09.28 – 1886.11.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1886.09.28 – 1886.11.01)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1886.11.01 – 1910.05.14)

Titular Bishop of Balanea (1910.07.14 – 1925.06.22)

Bishop Martin Griver y CuniPermalink
(1873.07.22 – 1886.11.01)

Born:1814.11.11 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1847.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1870.06.12
Died:1886.11.01 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Tlous (1869.10.01 – 1873.07.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Perth (Australia) (1869.10.01 – 1873.07.22)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1873.07.22 – 1886.11.01)

Bishop Martin Griver y CuniPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1869.10.01 – 1873.07.22)

Bishop Joseph Serra y Juliá, O.S.B.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1851.10.03 – 1862.01.07)

Bishop John BradyPermalink
(1845.05.09 – 1871.12.03)

Born:1788.06.12 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1824
Consecrated Bishop:1845.05.25
Died:1871.12.03 († 83)

Apostolic Administrator of King George Sounde - The Sound (Australia) (1845.05.09 – 1847)

Bishop of Perth (Australia) (1845.05.09 – 1871.12.03)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.04.16

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