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Appointment Education

Cairns appoints new education leader for 2025

Catholic Education in the Diocese of Cairns will have a new leader in 2025, with Diarmuid O’Riordan selected to take over from Bill Dixon who will retire in December.

Appointment Pacific

Pope appoints new archbishop for Samoa

Pope Francis has appointed West Auckland priest Fr Mosese Vitolio Tui as the new Archbishop of Samoa-Apia. Source: NZCBC.

Appointment Bishops

Social outreach leader to become Bishop of Cairns 

Pope Francis last night appointed Melbourne Archdiocese Vicar General Fr Joe Caddy as the eighth Bishop of Cairns. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Appointment History

Fr Brian Lucas to lead Catholic historical society

The Australian Catholic Historical Society elected Sydney priest Fr Brian Lucas as its new president at its annual general meeting on Sunday. 

Appointment Health

Catholic health sector ‘strengthened’ by appointment of new director

Catholic Health Australia says the appointment of Katharine Bassett as its new director of health policy is a “further strengthening of its advocacy work for a fairer, more equitable health system”.

Appointment United Kingdom

Pope appoints new head of UK Ordinariate

Pope Francis has appointed Fr David Waller as the next Ordinary and the first Bishop Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom. Source: Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales.

Appointment Safeguarding

Changing of the guard at Australian Catholic Safeguarding 

Outgoing Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd board chair Michael Lavarch was thanked for his service and incoming board chair David Penny was welcomed into the role at ACSL’s Annual General Meeting this week.


Sam Mostyn announced as Australia’s next governor-general

Prominent businesswoman and gender equality advocate Samantha Mostyn will be Australia’s next governor-general. Source: ABC News.

Appointment HIgher Education Indigenous

ACU creates senior Indigenous role

Australian Catholic University has appointed Kelly Humphrey to the inaugural role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous).