Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
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The Archdiocese of Sydney (Latin: Archidioecesis Sydneyensis) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Catholic Church. Its episcopal see is Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Archdiocese of Sydney
|Territory||South-western Sydney, Canterbury-Bankstown, Inner West, most of Sydney's northern suburbs, lower north shore, eastern suburbs, St George, Sutherland, and the northern part of the Macarthur region|
|Area||1,264 km2 (488 sq mi)|
|(as of 2014)|
611,392 ( 24.2%)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||1834: Vicariate Apostolic of New Holland and Van Diemen’s Land;|
5 April 1842: Diocese of Sydney;
22 April 1842: Archdiocese of Sydney
|Cathedral||Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians|
|Patron saint||Our Lady Help of Christians|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Anthony Fisher OP|
|Vicar General||Gerald Gleeson|
|Judicial Vicar||Julian Wellspring|
Erected in 1842, the archdiocese is the metropolitan see for the suffragan dioceses of Armidale, Bathurst, Broken Bay, Lismore, Maitland-Newcastle, Parramatta, Wagga Wagga, Wilcannia-Forbes and Wollongong. The Military Ordinariate of Australia, as well as the Melkite Catholic Eparchy of St Michael, Archangel and the Maronite Diocese of St Maroun—these latter two Eastern Catholic—are also associated with the archdiocese.
St Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney. The current archbishop is Anthony Fisher.
The Archdiocese of Sydney is involved in many different agencies within Sydney to provide services, care and support to people in need, including aged care; education; health care; prayer, worship and liturgy; solidarity and justice; vocations and seminary; youth and young adults ministry.