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Doors of Mercy: Oceania

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Ballarat

St Patrick's Cathedral first conducted services from 1851 onwards and the parish of Ballarat was instituted in 1852. The first Parish Priest was Father Matthew Downing, who selected in 1853 the two acres site for this church which was granted under a Crown Grant in 1855. The style of the church is...
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Apia

St Louis of France Catholic Church is located in the village of Safotulafai on the big island of Savaii in Samoa. This village is considered as the traditional center of Savaii. The Church was built by three French Marist Priests, Fr Dumais (Parish Priest), Fr Hansel and Fr Desrosierus in 1951 and...
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Townsville

The Sacred Heart Cathedral is situated in Stanley Street on Stanton Hill. It is a prominent feature of the City of Townsville. The workmanship in the Cathedral is first class and is a tribute to our pioneering forefathers. It is a towering, impressive structure in the Revival Federation Gothic...
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Armidale

This Gothic revival Cathedral was opened 6th October 1912. It contains many stained glass windows of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, other saints, Irish bishops and a monk

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Mendi

The Cathedral was built in 1989. In it are shrines to Mother of the Divine Shepherd our Patroness; Blessed Peter ToRot; and St Michael the Archangel, Patron of Papua New Guinea.

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Invercargill

St Mary’s Basilica was blessed and opened on 15 May 1904. St Mary’s was the only church in Invercargill city at that time and was regarded as the mother church in Southland. It still retains that central function today though there are now 3 further parishes in the city. The church is another...
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BATHURST

Since its beginnings as a parish church in 1861, the Cathedral of St Michael and St John has been central to the religious life of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, which spans a wide area of NSW. Renowned architect Edward Gell, who oversaw construction of the Cathedral, is believed to have...
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Hobart

The Cathedral’s origins can be traced back to 1822 when the first permanent Tasmanian priest Fr Philip Conolly constructed a temporary wooden chapel near the present Cathedral site. St Mary's is the vision of the first Bishop of Hobart, Robert William Willson, inspired by his friend Augustus Welby...
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Suva

Built in 1902 the Cathedral is the Seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva, which covers the whole of Fiji.

The Cathedral has stained glass windows and a crypt in the basement.
The Late Archbishop Petero Mataca is buried on a side room beneath the Cathedral.

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Adelaide

Bullt 1858, with additions 1920

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Sydney

St Mary's Cathedral is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Help of Christians. The first section of the Cathedral was blessed and opened by Archbishop Vaughan in 1882, and the extended nave was completed and opened in 1928 by Archbishop Kelly during the...
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Darwin

ST. MARY’S STAR OF THE SEA CATHEDRAL HISTORY In the Northern Territory Times of 15 July 1882 it was reported that “Two Roman Catholic priests of the Order of the Sacred Heart …came ashore and baptised some young children belonging to Catholic families” This is the first record of activity of...
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Parramatta

The foundation stone of St Patrick's was laid on St Patrick's Day 1836. It became the Cathedral Church 150 years later in 1986 when the Diocese of Parramatta was established. Following a major fire in 1996, the present Cathedral is the fourth church on the site and was dedicated in 2003. With an...
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Waitara, Sydney

On 10 February 2008, Our Lady of the Rosary was elevated as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Broken Bay succeeding Corpus Christi, the parish church of St Ives. On 25 August 1991, the foundation stone of Our Lady of the Rosary was laid by the Most Rev. Patrick Murphy. The main attraction of the...
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Geraldton

St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Geraldton is Australia’s most unique Cathedral in the Arts and Crafts architectural style, designed by priest and architect Monsignor John Cyril Hawes (1876 – 1956). After meeting the first bishop of Geraldton, the Most Rev William Bernard Kelly, while studying for...
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Dunedin

St Joseph's Cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand, is the Roman Catholic Cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. It is located in City Rise, some 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) to the west of the city centre. The Gothic revival cathedral was designed by Francis Petre. Construction of the...
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Wellington

The first church to be built on the present site was St. Mary’s Cathedral, blessed and opened in 1851. It was gutted by fire in 1898, during repainting. Because the Catholic population of Wellington was then mostly based in the Te Aro and Newtown areas, it was decided that a new cathedral should be...