Archbishop funeral mass limited to 500

Darren Cartwright

The funeral mass for Catholic Archbishop John Bathersby will proceed in Brisbane but will be limited to 500 people because of public gathering restrictions imposed to combat the coronanvirus outbreak.

The Archdiocese of Brisbane released a statement saying the funeral at the Cathedral of St Stephen in Elizabeth St will be live-streamed.

Archbishop Bathersby led the archdiocese from December 1991, until his retirement in November 2011. He died on Monday following a stroke.