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Diocese of Armidale

Dioecesis Armidalensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Michael Robert Kennedy, Bishop
  • Luc Julian Matthys, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 28 November 1869
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Sydney
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Australia
  • Square Kilometers: 120,000 (46,350 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, P.O. Box 93, Armidale, N.S.W. 2350, Australia
  • Telephone: (02) 6772-4971
  • Fax: 6771-1772

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
28 November 1869ErectedDiocese of Armidale (erected)
5 May 1887Territory LostDiocese of Armidale Diocese of Grafton (erected)
10 May 1887Territory LostDiocese of Armidale
Diocese of Bathurst
Diocese of Goulburn
Diocese of Wilcannia (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
194925,000133,00018.8%362386571723825ap1951
195928,894140,88120.5%456515663620725ap1960
196630,592148,10020.7%564605093020656ap1967
197037,500150,80024.9%516576573021429ap1971
198042,016183,00023.0%444488751714625ap1981
199035,455158,69922.3%38240886148326ap1991
199940,244163,94324.5%273301,34185827ap2000
200040,110162,81024.6%254291,38384927ap2001
200142,280161,73426.1%236291,457106027ap2002
200241,437158,68526.1%305351,183115427ap2003
200339,233159,94324.5%306361,089115525ap2004
200447,343161,08329.4%286341,392105325ap2005
200643,223275321,350104325ap2007*
201242,893182,00023.6%285331,299172825ap2013

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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