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Archdiocese of Brisbane

Archidioecesis Brisbanensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Mark Benedict Coleridge, Archbishop
  • Brian Vincent Finnigan, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Joseph John Oudeman, O.F.M. Cap., Auxiliary Bishop
  • John Alexius Bathersby, Archbishop Emeritus
  • John Joseph Gerry, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 10 May 1887
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Australia
  • Square Kilometers: 65,000 (25,106 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.bne.catholic.net.au/
  • Mailing Address: Wynberg, 790 Brunswick Street, P.O. Box 936, New Farm, QLD 4005, Australia
  • Telephone: (07)3131.5500
  • Fax: 3358.1357

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Brisbane
12 April 1859ErectedArchdiocese of Sydney Diocese of Brisbane (erected)
1877Territory LostDiocese of Brisbane Vicariate Apostolic of Queensland (erected)
29 December 1882Territory LostDiocese of Brisbane Diocese of Rockhampton (erected)
Archdiocese of Brisbane
10 May 1887ElevatedDiocese of Brisbane Archdiocese of Brisbane
28 May 1929Territory LostArchdiocese of Brisbane Diocese of Toowoomba (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Brisbane
1950121,000560,00021.6%142571996085788277ap1951
1952130,000570,00022.8%14765212613561,16888ap1960
1966203,700954,68021.3%1881133016762491,328109ap1967
1968241,5001,067,48022.6%1791182978132671,346105ap1971
1980299,0001,297,00023.1%1891253149523331,557115ap1981
1990428,0001,560,00027.4%2021093111,3762571,045109ap1991
1999550,6032,255,10024.4%1881032911,8921236861112ap2000
2000550,6032,255,10024.4%168922602,1171209829112ap2001
2001550,6032,255,10024.4%163952582,1341219818111ap2002
2002550,6032,255,10024.4%175952702,039216793111ap2003
2003598,7002,529,15423.7%165902552,3472220780112ap2004
2004598,7002,529,15423.7%179972762,1691220768109ap2005
2006621,0002,626,00023.6%156962522,4646227739109ap2007
2012663,0002,849,00023.3%155902452,70615215611103ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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