Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross
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|Diocese of Cork and Ross
Dioecesis Corcagiensis et Rossensis
Deoise Chorcaí agus Rosa
The Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne, Cork
|Territory||City of Cork and south-western parts of County Cork|
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Cashel|
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly|
|Area||1,290 sq mi (3,300 km2)|
|(as of 2006)
|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
Bishop of Cork and Ross
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Dermot Clifford,
Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
The Diocese of Cork and Ross within the Province of Cashel
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross (Irish: Deoise Chorcaí agus Rosa) 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. 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. The incumbent Ordinary is the Most Rev. Dr. John Buckley. The cathedral church of the diocese is Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne.
Bishops of Cork and Cloyne 
- Donagh MacCarthy (1712–1726)
- Thadeus MacCarthy (1727–1747)
Bishops of Cork 
- 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 
- Cornelius Lucey (1958-1980)
- Michael Murphy (1980–1996)
- John Buckley (1997–present) who was appointed by the Holy See on 19 December 1997, and installed on February 8th, 1998.
Statistics and Leaders
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.
There are several religious orders, male and female, based in the diocese, predominantly in the city area. They include:
- Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
- Society of African Missionaries
- Society of St. Columban
- Christian Brothers
- Presentation Brothers
- 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
- Ardfield and Rathbarry
- Barryroe and Courtmacsherry
- Blackpool and the Glen
- Blackrock Road (SMA)
- Carraig na bhFear
- Clogheen and Kerry Pike
- Clonakilty and Darrara
- Curraheen Road
- Enniskean and Desertserges
- Frankfield and Grange
- Innishannon and Knockavilla
- Kilmeen and Castleventry
- Kilmurry, Canovee and Cloughduv
- Knocknaheeny and Hollyhill
- Mayfield- St. Joseph's
- Mayfield- Upper
- Muintir Bhaire
- Murragh and Templemartin
- Ovens and Farran
- Passage West and Monkstown
- Rosscarbery and Lisavaird
- Sacred Heart Parish (MSC)
- Skibereen, Rath and the Islands
- South Parish
- St. Patrick's
- Sts. Peter and Paul's
- Sunday's Well (CM)
- The Lough
- Timoleague and Clogagh
- Tracton Abbey
- Turner's Cross
- Uibh Laoire
- Watergrasshill and Glenville
- Wilton (SMA)
Note: 1. Some parishes have now been clustered. 2. Parishes with brackets after them indicate parishes run by religious congregations.
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