- William Morris (bishop)
Bishop William Placid Morris, O.S.B. (
29 September 1794– 18 February 1872) was a London-born Roman Catholic bishop.
Morris was ordained a priest of the
Order of Saint Benedictin 1818.
From 1831 to 1840, he was Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Western District, South Africa. He was also Titular Bishop of
Alexandria Troas(appointed 1831/ordained 1832).
Morris, whose rule extended over
Australian missions, sent his vicar-general William Bernard Ullathorneto New South Wales, Australia in 1833, where Ullathorne persuaded Pope Gregory XVIto establish the hierarchy in Australia.
His Principal Consecrator was Bishop
James Yorke Bramstonand his Principal Co-Consecrators were Bishop Peter Augustine Baines, O.S.B. and Bishop Robert Gradwell.
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