Wagga Diocese made up of many parishes

A MAP of the parishes that make up the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga. It covers the south-east corner of NSW, with Wagga and Albury the major centres.

A MAP of the parishes that make up the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga. It covers the south-east corner of NSW, with Wagga and Albury the major centres.

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The Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga is located in the Riverina and south western district of NSW.

The Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers are significant geographical features of the area, which is bordered on the east by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range.

The area has large and small towns and some of Australia's richest and most picturesque countryside.

With a base in Wagga, where there are four parishes, Albury (also with four parishes) is the other large centre within the diocese.

The southern border runs along the Murray river, through Corowa and Mulwala to Tocumwal. It takes in Finley and then Griffith and Yenda-Yoogali-Hanwood in the north-west.

Coolamon, Junee, Tarcutta and Tumbarumba form the northern and north-eastern border, to Khancoban in the south-east.

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The diocese formed when it was separated from the Diocese of Goulburn in 1917.

It has a rich faith tradition, which is nourished and sustained by the sacramental life of the church administered and accessed through 31 parishes.

The diocese was led by Bishop Rev Gerard Hanna until his retirement on September 26, 2016.

His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Hanna and appointed Archbishop Christopher Prowse as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante.

Archbishop Christopher Prowse is currently Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn Diocese.

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