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Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

Dioecesis Vilcanniensis-Forbesinus



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Bishop(s)

  • Columba Macbeth-Green, O.S.P.P.E., Bishop
  • Christopher Henry Toohey, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 28 July 1917
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Sydney
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Australia
  • Square Kilometers: 414,378 (160,053 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.wf.catholic.org.au
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, 15 Johnson Str., P.O. Box 28, Forbes, N.S.W. 2871, Australia
  • Telephone: (02)6853-9340
  • Fax: 6853-9341

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Wilcannia
10 May 1887ErectedDiocese of Armidale
Diocese of Bathurst
Diocese of Goulburn
Diocese of Wilcannia (erected)
Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes
28 July 1917Name ChangedDiocese of Wilcannia Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes
195020,72097,00521.4%431444701723221ap1951
196629,000100,00029.0%442466301616324ap1967
197037,500100,00037.5%442468152119124ap1971
198034,900130,50026.7%332359972112924ap1981
199036,700138,00026.6%32321,146105920ap1991
199936,804121,81630.2%212231,600145821ap2000
200036,804121,81630.2%232251,472155720ap2001
200136,801121,81630.2%183211,752155720ap2002
200236,001112,00832.1%195241,500184816ap2003
200336,801122,00830.2%174211,752164920ap2004
200435,904118,25730.4%185231,561184220ap2005
201034,000111,30030.5%165211,619103320ap2011*
201335,700118,90030.0%135181,98393120ap2014

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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