Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross

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Diocese of Cork and Ross
Dioecesis Corcagiensis et Rossensis
Deoise Chorcaí agus Rosa
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Location
Country Republic of Ireland
Territory City of Cork and south-western parts of County Cork
Ecclesiastical province Province of Cashel
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly
Statistics
Area 1,290 sq mi (3,300 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
240,000
220,000 (91.7%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established United 19 April 1958
Cathedral St Mary and St Anne's Cathedral, Cork
Co-cathedral St Patrick’s Cathedral, Skibbereen
Patron saint Cork: St Finbarr
Ross: St Fachtna
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop John Buckley,
Bishop of Cork and Ross
Metropolitan Archbishop Dermot Clifford,
Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
Map
The Diocese of Cork and Ross within the Province of Cashel
The Diocese of Cork and Ross within the Province of Cashel
Website
corkandross.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross (Irish: Deoise Chorcaí agus an Rois) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly.[1] The diocese is in the secular province of Munster. The diocese was formed by an ex aequo principaliter union on 19 April 1958, between the Dioceses of Cork and Ross.[2] The incumbent Ordinary is the Most Rev. Dr. John Buckley. The cathedral church of the diocese is Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne.

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops of Cork and Cloyne [3]

  • Donagh MacCarthy (1712–1726)
  • Thadeus MacCarthy (1727–1747)

Bishops of Cork [3]

  • Richard Walsh (1748–1763)
  • John Butler (1763–1786)
  • Francis Moylan (1786–1815)
  • John Murphy (1815–1847)
  • William Delany (1847–1886)
  • Thomas O’Callaghan, O.P. (1886–1916)
  • Daniel Cohalan (1916–1952)
  • Cornelius Lucey (1952–1958)

Bishops of Cork and Ross [3]

The bishops were also Apostolic Administrators of the Diocese of Ross 1693–1747 and 1954–1958.[3]

Statistics and Leaders[edit]

The Diocese has been split into 16 Pastoral Areas as prompted under the 2005 document Pilgrim Steps.

It has two Vicars General. They are respectively: Monsignor Kevin O'Callaghan and Monsignor Aidan O'Driscoll.

The Diocesan Secretary and Vocations Director is Fr. Tom Deenihan.

Bishop Buckley will have to retire in November, 2014: his 75th birthday.

Religious Orders[edit]

There are several religious orders, male and female, based in the diocese, predominantly in the city area. They include:

Priests:

  • Augustinians
  • Capuchins
  • Carmelites
  • Dominicans
  • Franciscans
  • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
  • Redemptorists
  • Rosminians
  • Society of African Missionaries
  • Society of St. Columban
  • Vincentians

Brothers:

  • Christian Brothers
  • Presentation Brothers

Sisters:

  • Assumption Sisters
  • Bon Secours Sisters
  • Congregation of Our Lady of the Cenacle
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
  • Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph
  • Good Shepherd Sisters
  • Infant Jesus Sisters
  • La Retraite Sisters
  • Mercy Sisters - Southern Province
  • Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
  • Our Lady of Apostles Sisters
  • Poor Clares
  • Presentation Sisters
  • Sisters of Marie Reparatrice
  • Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Sisters
  • Sisters of Charity (Irish)
  • Ursuline Sisters

Parishes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Cork and Ross. Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  2. ^ Diocese of Cork and Ross. Official diocese website. Retrieved on 17 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 421–422. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  4. ^ Bishop John Buckley. Official diocese website. Retrieved on 17 March 2009.
  5. ^ Archdiocese of Dublin - Catholic Encyclopaedia-Hierarchy. Retrieved from New Advent on 2 June 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°54′16″N 8°28′34″W / 51.90444°N 8.47611°W / 51.90444; -8.47611