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Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Dioecesis Maitlandensis-Novocastrensis



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Bishop(s)

  • William Joseph Wright, Bishop
  • Michael John Malone, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 14 June 1995
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Sydney
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Australia
  • Square Kilometers: 33,757 (13,038 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.mn.catholic.org.au/
  • Mailing Address: 841 Hunter St., Newcastle West, NSW 2302; P.O. Box 780, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
  • Telephone: (02)4979-1100
  • Fax: 4969-7616

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Maitland
25 June 1847ErectedArchdiocese of Sydney Diocese of Maitland (erected)
Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
14 June 1995Name ChangedDiocese of Maitland Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Maitland
195045,500227,50020.0%82211034412848536ap1951
196676,000255,00029.8%120161365584059456ap1967
197087,662402,49221.8%114201346546654957ap1971
198097,959459,75021.3%93171108905245852ap1981
1990119,000525,00022.7%7920991,2023232353ap1991
Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
1999140,882579,85624.3%6714811,7392527751ap2000
2000140,882579,85624.3%6816841,67722627251ap2001
2001140,882579,85624.3%6818861,63823024850ap2002
2002140,882579,85624.3%6420841,67722726450ap2003
2003147,602602,69324.5%6113741,99421925050ap2004
2004147,602602,69324.5%589672,20321524250ap2005

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


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