Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart

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Archdiocese of Hobart
Archidioecesis Hobartensis
Location
Country Australia
Territory Tasmania
Ecclesiastical province Hobart
Coordinates 42°53′09″S 147°19′35″E / 42.88583°S 147.32639°E / -42.88583; 147.32639
Statistics
Area 67,914 km2 (26,222 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
Increase 477,305
Decrease 87,691 (Decrease 18.4%)
Parishes Decrease 27
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 April 1842 as the
Vicariate Apostolic of Hobart;
22 April 1842 as the
Diocese of Hobart;
3 August 1888 as the Archdiocese of Hobart
Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Julian Porteous, DD
Website
Archdiocese of Hobart

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart is a Latin Church metropolitan archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Australia located in Hobart and covering Tasmania, Australia.

Immediately subject to the Holy See, the area covered was initially administered by the Vicariate Apostolic of New Holland and Van Diemen’s Land. In 1842, the Vicariate Apostolic of Hobart was erected; elevated as a Diocese a few weeks later; and as an Archdiocese in 1888.

St Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Hobart, currently Adrian Leo Doyle, AM DD.

History[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Roman Catholic Bishops of Hobart or any of its precursor titles:[1]

Order Name Title Date enthroned Reign ended Term of office Reason for term end
1 Robert Willson Bishop of Hobart 22 April 1842 16 February 1866 23 years, 300 days Resigned and appointed Bishop Emeritus of Hobart
2 Daniel Murphy † Coadjutor Bishop of Hobart 14 November 1865 8 March 1866 114 days Succeeded as Bishop of Hobart
Bishop of Hobart 8 March 1866 3 August 1888 22 years, 148 days Elevated as Archbishop of Hobart
Archbishop of Hobart 3 August 1888 29 December 1907 19 years, 148 days Died in office
3 Patrick Delany † Coadjutor Archbishop of Hobart 15 June 1893 29 December 1907 14 years, 197 days Succeeded as Archbishop of Hobart
Archbishop of Hobart 29 December 1907 7 May 1926 18 years, 129 days Died in office
4 William Barry † Coadjutor Archbishop of Hobart 7 April 1919 8 May 1926 7 years, 31 days Succeeded as Archbishop of Hobart
Archbishop of Hobart 8 May 1926 13 June 1929 3 years, 36 days Died in office
5 William Hayden † Archbishop of Hobart 11 February 1930 2 October 1936 6 years, 234 days Died in office
6 Justin Simonds Archbishop of Hobart 18 February 1937 6 September 1942 5 years, 200 days Appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Melbourne
7 Ernest Victor Tweedy † Archbishop of Hobart 7 December 1942 20 September 1955 12 years, 287 days Resigned and appointed Archbishop Emeritus of Hobart
8 Guilford Clyde Young Coadjutor Archbishop of Hobart 10 October 1954 20 September 1955 345 days Succeeded as Archbishop of Hobart
Archbishop of Hobart 20 September 1955 16 March 1988 32 years, 178 days Died in office
9 Eric D'Arcy Archbishop of Hobart 24 October 1988 26 July 1999 10 years, 275 days Retired and appointed Archbishop Emeritus of Hobart
10 Adrian Leo Doyle Coadjutor Archbishop of Hobart 10 November 1997 26 July 1999 1 year, 258 days Succeeded as Archbishop of Hobart
Archbishop of Hobart 26 July 1999 19 July 2013 13 years, 358 days Retired
9 Julian Porteous Archbishop of Hobart 17 September 2013 present 0 years, 214 days Incumbent

Cathedral[edit]

Parishes[edit]

Controversy[edit]

In 2007 Gregory Ferguson, a Marist priest, was sentenced to two years jail (eligible for parole after 12 months) for offences in 1971 against two boys aged 13 at Marist College, Burnie, Tasmania. On 13 December 2007 he was sentenced to an additional three years' jail for offences against a third boy.[2] While in 2008, a jury found former priest Roger Michael Bellemore guilty on three counts of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person under the age of 17 years in the 1960s and 1970s, while he was at the same College.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Hobart". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pedophile may get parole after one year's prison". CathNews (Australia). 17 May 2007. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Guilty verdict for former priest". ABC News (Australia). 12 February 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 

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