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Diocese of Cairns

Dioecesis Cairnensis



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Bishop(s)

  • James Foley, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 8 July 1941
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Brisbane
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Australia
  • Square Kilometers: 377,000 (145,616 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.cairns.catholic.org.au/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, P.O. Box 625, 183 Abbott St., Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
  • Telephone: (07)40.512.071
  • Fax: 40.314.625

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Queensland
1877ErectedDiocese of Brisbane Vicariate Apostolic of Queensland (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Cooktown
10 May 1887Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Queensland Vicariate Apostolic of Cooktown
Diocese of Cairns
8 July 1941ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Cooktown Diocese of Cairns

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Cairns
195015,00051,00029.4%124256001710114ap1951
195927,50085,00032.4%1911309162513719ap1960
196630,50092,00033.2%2710378243214423ap1967
197032,000101,87531.4%267339692713824ap1971
198036,000129,31927.8%276331,0902312024ap1981
199052,000170,00030.6%277341,529159125ap1991
199959,535228,40026.1%303331,804115122ap2000
200059,529228,33526.1%283311,920115024ap2001
200159,529228,33526.1%273301,984124824ap2002
200259,529228,33526.1%263292,052124624ap2003
200359,529228,33526.1%242262,289114624ap2004
200459,912235,39625.5%281292,065104224ap2005
200659,912235,39625.5%271282,13963824ap2007

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


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