Bishop of Menevia

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Bishop of Menevia
Bishopric
Catholic
Incumbent:
Thomas Burns

Province: Cardiff
Diocese: Menevia
Cathedral: St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea
First Bishop: Francis Mostyn
Formation: 1898
Website: www.dioceseofmenevia.org

The Bishop of Menevia is the Ordinary of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Diocese of Menevia in the Province of Cardiff.[1]

The Diocese of Menevia covers an area of 9,716 km2 (3,751 sq mi) roughly consisting of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, the City and County of Swansea and the ancient counties of Brecknockshire and Radnorshire.[1] The see is in Swansea, where the seat is located at Saint Joseph's Cathedral.[1]

The Vicariate Apostolic of Wales was elevated to diocese status on 12 May 1898. The present territory of the Diocese dates from the restructuring of the Province of Cardiff by Pope John Paul II on 12 February 1987. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Thomas Burns, S.M. Previously Bishop of the Forces, he was appointed the eleventh Bishop of Menevia by Pope Benedict XVI on 16 October 2008 and took possession of his See during the celebration of Mass at the Cathedral on 1 December 2008.[1]

The estimated Catholic population of the Diocese is 26,266 out of a total population of 788,550 (3.3%).

List of the bishops of Menevia and its precursor office[edit]

Vicars Apostolic of Wales[edit]

Vicars Apostolic of Wales
From Until Incumbent Notes
1895 1898 Francis Edward Joseph Mostyn Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Wales and Titular Bishop of Ascalon on 4 July 1895 and consecrated on 14 September 1895. Appointed Bishop of Menevia on 14 May 1898 when the district was elevated to a diocese.[2]

Bishop of Menevia[edit]

Bishops of Menevia
From Until Incumbent Notes
1898 1921 Francis Edward Joseph Mostyn Formerly Vicar Apostolic of Wales (1895–1898). Appointed Bishop of Menevia on 14 May 1898. Translated to the archbishopric of Cardiff on 7 March 1921.[2]
1921 1926 See vacant
1926 1935 Francis John Vaughan Appointed bishop on 21 June 1926, consecrated on 8 September 1926, installed on 14 September 1926. Died in office on 13 March 1935.[3]
1935 1940 Michael Joseph McGrath Appointed bishop on 10 August 1935 and consecrated on 24 September 1935. Translated to the archbishopric of Cardiff on 20 June 1940.[4]
1941 1946 Daniel Joseph Hannon Appointed bishop on 15 March 1941 and consecrated on 1 May 1941. Died in office on 26 April 1946.[5]
1947 1972 John Edward Petit Appointed bishop on 8 February 1947 and consecrated on 25 March 1947. Retired on 16 June 1972 and died on 2 June 1973.[6]
1972 1981 Langton Douglas Fox Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Menevia (1965–1972). Appointed Bishop of Menevia on 16 June 1972. Resigned on 5 February 1981 and died on 26 July 1997.[7]
1981 1983 John Aloysius Ward Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Menevia on 25 July 1980 and consecrated on 1 October 1980. Succeeded Bishop of Menevia on 5 February 1981. Translated to the archbishopric of Cardiff on 25 March 1983.[8]
1983 1987 James Hannigan Appointed bishop on 13 October 1983 and consecrated on 23 November 1983. Translated to the bishopric of Wrexham on 12 February 1987.[9]
1987 2001 Daniel Joseph Mullins Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Cardiff (1970–1987). Appointed Bishop of Menevia on 12 February 1987. Resigned on 12 June 2001.[10]
2001 2008 John Peter Mark Jabalé, O.S.B. Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Menevia and consecrated on 7 December 2000. Succeeded Bishop of Menevia on 12 June 2001. Retired on 16 October 2008.[11]
2008 present Thomas Matthew Burns, S.M. Previously Bishop of H.M. Forces (2004–2008). Appointed Bishop of Menevia on 16 October 2008 and installed on 1 December 2008.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Diocese of Menevia at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on June 25, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Archbishop Francis Edward Joseph Mostyn at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  3. ^ Bishop Francis John Vaughan at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  4. ^ Archbishop Michael Joseph McGrath at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ Bishop Daniel Joseph Hannon at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  6. ^ Bishop John Edward Petit at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  7. ^ Bishop Langton Douglas Fox at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  8. ^ Archbishop John Aloysius Ward, O.F.M. Cap. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  9. ^ Bishop James Hannigan at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  10. ^ Bishop Daniel Joseph Mullins at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  11. ^ Bishop John Peter Mark Jabalé, O.S.B. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  12. ^ Bishop Thomas Matthew Burns, S.M. at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 20 November 2011.