41. Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune (1864-1935), priest
Patrick Clune was born in Ireland and was educated at Ruan and All Hallows, Dublin. He was ordained a priest in 1886. He came to Australia and was appointed to the Diocese of Goulburn in New South Wales. He later returned to England and entered the Order of Redemptorists, later returning to Australia to be appointed to serve under Bishop Gibney in the Diocese of Perth.
He was appointed Bishop of Perth in December 1910, and served Perth until he died in office in May 1935. During his term as Bishop of Perth, he cleared the heavy debts that had been incurred during Bishop Gibney’s tenure of office. Bishop Clune visited Rome in 1913, and was appointed Archbishop of Armed Forces during World War I.
In May 2013 the remains of Archbishop Clune were exhumed to be interred within St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth. His headstone remains in situ.