|The Most Reverend
DD, BA, DSS
Coleridge in Canberra, 2011
|Diocese||Archdiocese of Brisbane|
|Installed||11 May 2012|
|Other posts||Member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (2011–present)|
|Ordination||18 May 1974 (priest) in St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne|
|Consecration||19 June 2002 (bishop)|
|Birth name||Mark Benedict Coleridge|
25 September 1948 |
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Parents||Bernard and Marjorie (née Harvey) Coleridge|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne;
Corpus Christi College, Melbourne
|Motto||Sanguis et Aqua
(Blood and Water)
|Coat of arms|
Mark Benedict Coleridge (born 25 September 1948, Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian Catholic bishop. Since 11 May 2012 he has served as the seventh Archbishop of Brisbane. He has previously served as the Archbishop of Canberra–Goulburn (2006–12) and as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne (2002–06).
The third of five siblings born to Bernard and Marjorie (née Harvey) Coleridge, Mark Coleridge was educated at Saint Joseph's School, Tranmere, South Australia, Rostrevor College, Adelaide, and at St Kevin's College, Toorak. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He entered Corpus Christi College, Werribee as a Melbourne seminarian and also studied with the seminary as it moved to Glen Waverley and Clayton.
On 18 May 1974, at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Coleridge was ordained a priest by Bishop John A. Kelly, an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne. He was sent to The Biblicum, Rome for the Licentiate in Sacred Scripture, which he received in 1984. Coleridge was also awarded the Biblicum's doctorate for his dissertation on the Infancy Narrative in Luke's Gospel, in April 1992. He returned to Melbourne in 1992, where he held a range of theological appointments until he returned to Rome, serving as a Chaplain of His Holiness.
On 3 May 2002 Pope John Paul II appointed him an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. On 19 June 2006 he was appointed Archbishop of Canberra – Goulburn, the first Australian episcopal appointment of Pope Benedict XVI. On 29 December 2011 he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for a five-year renewable term.
On 2 April 2012, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Archbishop of Brisbane and was installed in a liturgical service on 11 May 2012.
Coleridge is a member of the Bishops Commission for Doctrine and Morals and Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mark Coleridge.|
Coat of Arms as the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn
Present Coat of Arms as Archbishop of Brisbane
- "Appointment of the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane: The Most Revd Mark Benedict Coleridge, DD" (PDF) (Press release). Catholic Church in Australia. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
- "Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge". Archdiocese of Canberra – Goulburn. 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "Nomina di membri del Pontificio Consiglio delle Comunicazioni Sociali" (Press release) (in Italian). Rome: Roman Catholic Church. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "Archbishop Mark Benedict Coleridge: Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Catholic Church in Australia. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop of Canberra – Goulburn
|7th Archbishop of Brisbane