Catholic Bishops and Archbishops of Sydney

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Archdiocese of Sydney
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has had a number of Bishops and Archbishops since 1842.[1]

List of Bishops[edit]

Order Name Title Date enthroned Reign ended Term of office Reason for term end Notes
1 John Bede Polding, OSB Bishop of Sydney 5 April 1842 22 April 1842 17 days Elevated to Archbishop of Sydney [2]

List of Archbishops[edit]

Order Name Title Date enthroned Reign ended Term of office Reason for term end Notes
1 John Bede Polding, OSB Archbishop of Sydney 22 April 1842 16 March 1877 34 years, 328 days Died in office [2]
2 Roger Bede Vaughan, OSB Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney 28 February 1873 16 March 1877 4 years, 16 days Elevated to Archbishop of Sydney [3]
Archbishop of Sydney 16 March 1877 17 August 1883 6 years, 154 days Died in office
3 Patrick Cardinal Moran Archbishop of Sydney 14 March 1884 17 August 1911 27 years, 156 days Died in office [4]
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Susanna 27 July 1885 26 years, 21 days
4 Michael Kelly Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney 16 July 1901 17 August 1911 10 years, 32 days Elevated to Archbishop of Sydney [5]
Archbishop of Sydney 17 August 1911 8 March 1940 28 years, 204 days Died in office
5 Sir Norman Cardinal Gilroy, KBE Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney 1 July 1937 8 March 1940 2 years, 251 days Elevated to Archbishop of Sydney [6]
Archbishop of Sydney 8 March 1940 9 July 1971 31 years, 123 days Retired as Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney
Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati 18 February 1946 21 October 1977 31 years, 245 days Died in office
6 Sir James Cardinal Freeman, KBE Archbishop of Sydney 9 July 1971 12 February 1983 11 years, 218 days Retired as Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney [7]
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Regina Pacis in Ostia mare 5 March 1973 16 March 1991 18 years, 11 days Died in office
7 Edward Cardinal Clancy, AC Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 25 October 1973 24 Nov 1978 3 years, 30 days Elevated to Archbishop of Canberra (and Goulburn) [8]
Archbishop of Sydney 12 February 1983 26 March 2001 18 years, 42 days Retired as Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Vallicella 28 June 1988 3 August 2014 26 years, 36 days Died in office
8 George Cardinal Pell, AC Archbishop of Sydney 26 March 2001 24 February 2014 12 years, 335 days Elevated to Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy [9]
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Domenica Mazzarello 21 October 2003 13 years, 157 days
9 Anthony Fisher, OP Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 3 September 2003 4 March 2010 6 years, 182 days Elevated to Bishop of Parramatta [10]
Bishop of Parramatta 4 March 2010 12 November 2014 4 years, 253 days Elevated to Archbishop of Sydney
Archbishop of Sydney 12 November 2014 present 866 days

Auxiliary Bishops of Sydney[edit]

Order Name Title Date enthroned Reign ended Term of office Reason for term end Notes
1 Joseph Higgins Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 11 September 1888 4 May 1899 10 years, 235 days Elevated to Bishop of Rockhampton [11]
2 Michael Sheehan Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney 22 February 1922 1 July 1937 15 years, 129 days Retired as Coadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney [12]
Coadjutor Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney 1 July 1937 1 March 1945 7 years, 243 days Died in office
3 Eris O'Brien Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 5 February 1948 16 November 1953 5 years, 284 days Elevated to Archbishop of Canberra (and Goulburn) [13]
4 Patrick Lyons Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 8 March 1950 11 October 1956 6 years, 217 days Elevated to Coadjutor Bishop of Sale [14]
5 James Patrick Carroll Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 6 January 1954 23 July 1984 30 years, 199 days Retired as Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney [15]
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney 23 July 1984 14 January 1995 10 years, 175 days Died in office
6 James Darcy Freeman
(later Sir James Cardinal Freeman, KBE)
Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 9 December 1956 18 October 1968 11 years, 314 days Elevated to Bishop of Armidale [7]
7 Thomas William Muldoon Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 1 March 1960 6 September 1982 22 years, 189 days Retired as Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney [16]
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney 6 September 1982 13 January 1986 3 years, 129 days Died in office
8 Edward Francis Kelly, MSC Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 6 February 1969 19 December 1975 6 years, 316 days Elevated to Bishop of Toowoomba [17]
9 Edward Bede Clancy
(later Edward Cardinal Clancy, AC)
Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 23 October 1973 24 November 1978 5 years, 32 days Elevated to Archbishop of Canberra (and Goulburn) [8]
10 David Cremin Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 25 October 1973 22 February 2005 31 years, 120 days Retired as Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney [18]
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney 22 February 2005 present 12 years, 33 days incumbent
11 Bede Vincent Heather Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 23 October 1973 24 November 1978 5 years, 32 days Elevated to Bishop of Parramatta [19]
12 John Edward Heaps Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 4 September 1981 12 March 1992 10 years, 190 days Retired as Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney [20]
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney 12 March 1992 21 June 2004 12 years, 101 days Died in office
13 Patrick Laurence Murphy Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 20 December 1976 8 April 1986 9 years, 109 days Elevated to Bishop of Broken Bay [21]
14 Geoffrey Robinson Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 23 January 1984 15 July 2004 20 years, 174 days Retired as Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney [22]
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Sydney 15 July 2004 present 12 years, 255 days incumbent
15 Peter Ingham Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 24 May 1993 8 April 1986 8 years, 13 days Elevated to Bishop of Wollongong [23]
16 Julian Porteous Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 16 July 2003 19 July 2013 10 years, 3 days Elevated to Archbishop of Hobart [24]
17 Anthony Fisher, OP Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 3 September 2003 4 March 2010 6 years, 182 days Elevated to Bishop of Parramatta [10]
18 Terry Brady Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 4 October 2007 present 9 years, 174 days incumbent [25]
19 Peter Comensoli Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 20 April 2011 27 February 2014 2 years, 313 days Elevated to Apostolic Administrator of Sydney [26]
Apostolic Administrator of Sydney 27 February 2014 20 November 2014 266 days Elevated to Bishop of Broken Bay
20 Anthony Randazzo Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 24 August 2016 present 184 days incumbent [27]
21 Richard Umbers Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney 24 August 2016 present 184 days incumbent [28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Sydney". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Archbishop John Bede Polding, O.S.B.". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Archbishop Roger William Bede Vaughan, O.S.B.". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Francis Cardinal Moran". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Archbishop Michael Kelly". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Norman Thomas Cardinal Gilroy". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "James Darcy Cardinal Freeman". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Edward Bede Cardinal Clancy". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "George Cardinal Pell". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Archbishop Anthony Colin Joseph Fisher, O.P.". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Bishop Joseph Higgins". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Archbishop Michael Sheehan". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Archbishop Eris Norman Michael O'Brien". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Bishop Patrick Francis Lyons". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Archbishop James Patrick Carroll". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Bishop Thomas William Muldoon". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bishop Edward Francis Kelly, M.S.C.". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Bishop David Cremin". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Bishop Bede Vincent Heather". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "Bishop John Edward Heaps". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Bishop Patrick Laurence Murphy". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "Bishop Geoffrey James Robinson". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Bishop Peter William Ingham". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Archbishop Julian Charles Porteous". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "Bishop Terence John Gerard Brady". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "Bishop Anthony Randazzo". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  28. ^ "Bishop Richard James Umbers". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 

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