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Barry James Hickey, OAM (born 16 April 1936 in Leonora, Western Australiamarker) is the current Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church archdiocese of Perth, Western Australiamarker.

Hickey was ordained as a priest in Rome by Paolo Cardinal Giobbe on 20 December 1958. He attained a Licentiate in Theology from the Pontifical Urbaniana University in 1959 and undergraduate and Masters degrees in Social Work from the University of Western Australia in 1973. He was Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish, Highgatemarker at the time of his ordination as Bishop of Geraldtonmarker in 1984.

In 1977 he was awarded a Membership of the Order of Australia (OAM).

He was installed as Archbishop of Perth on 27 August 1991.


Stem cell research

On 5 June 2007 Archbishop Hickey made a controversial statement, by saying that if the Catholic state MPs did not oppose the The Human Reproductive Technology Amendment Bill, which would allow expansion of stem cell research, then they could be refused holy communion or face excommunication as a last resort. For this stance he was criticised by both Catholic and non-Catholic MPs. Hickey reportedly said that he did not consider that he had made a threat. He also later said that he would not refuse communion. MPs to probe Archbishop stem cell threat, written by AAP, published by The Brisbane Times online, 7th of June, 2007. - retrieved 8th, June, 2007.

His comments mirror that of Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney.


  1. 'Barry Hickey - biography of Archbishop Hickey on his installation as Archbishop of Perth' Sower (Geraldton) Aug. 1991, p. 1,

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