Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
|Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
Ordinariatus Personalis Dominae Nostrae Crucis Australis
|Rite||Roman Rite (Anglican Use)|
|Established||15 June 2012|
|Cathedral||Church of St Ninian and St Chad, Perth (principal church)|
|Patron||St Augustine of Canterbury|
|Ordinary||Harry Entwistle PA|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Immediately subject to the Holy See|
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross is a personal ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church within the territory of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for groups of Anglicans who desire full communion with the Catholic Church. As a personal ordinariate it is immediately subject to the Holy See in Rome.
The ordinariate was established on 15 June 2012, in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus of Pope Benedict XVI. The first ordinary is the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle PA. The Church of St Ninian and St Chad in Perth (formerly owned by the Anglican Catholic Church in Australia) was named as the principal church.
- "Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross". All Dioceses. GCatholic.org. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- Greaves, Mark (15 June 2012). "Holy See establishes ordinariate in Australia". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- Official website
- Decree of Erection To open, click on the hyperlink entitled: "Decree - Australian Catholic Bishops Conference" to access the PDF
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