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Our Previous Bishops

The Previous Archbishops of the Archdiocese of Sydney

The Predecessor Auxiliary and Co-adjutor Archbishops
of the Archdiocese of Sydney

  1. Charles Henry Davis OSB, 1848-1854. Also Titular Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle.
  2. Joseph Higgins, 1889. (Appointed Bishop of Rockhampton 1889).
  3. Michael Sheehan, Co-adjutor Archbishop 1922-1937.
  4. Eris Norman Michael O'Brien, 1948-1953. (Appointed Bishop of Canberra-Goulburn 1953.)
  5. Patrick Francis Lyons, 1950-1956. (Appointed Co-adjutor Bishop Sale 1956. Bishop 1957-1967.)
  6. James Patrick Carroll, 1954-1965. Retired 1984. Died 1995.
  7. James Darcy Cardinal Freeman, 1957-1969
  8. Thomas William Muldoon, 1960-1986.
  9. Edward Francis Kelly MSC, 1969-1975. (Appointed Bishop of Toowoomba 1975.)
  10. Edward Bede Cardinal Clancy AC, 1973-1978. (Appointed Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, 1978-1983.)
  11. David Cremin, 1974-2005. Retired.
  12. Patrick Laurence Murphy, 1977-1986. (Appointed Bishop of Broken Bay 1986. Retired)
  13. Bede Vincent Heather, 1979-1986. (Appointed Bishop of Parramatta 1986. Retired)
  14. John Edward Heaps, 1981-1992. Retired 1992. Died 2004.
  15. Geoffrey James Robinson, 1984-2004. Retired.
  16. Peter William Ingham, 1993-2001. (Appointed Bishop of Wollongong 2001.)
  17. Julian Porteous, 2003-2013
  18. Anthony Fisher, 2003-2010
  19. Peter A Comensoli, 2011-2013

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