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Appointment Bishops Oceania

Bishop Randazzo named new president of Oceania Federation

Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo has been announced as the new president of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania.

Appointment Bishops

Bishop Kennedy appointed Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Kennedy, who has led the Diocese of Armidale in regional New South Wales since 2012, the new Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle. Source: ACBC.

Appointment Vocations

New seminary vice-rector ‘humbled’ by appointment

Broken Bay Diocese’s vocations director has been appointed vice-rector and director of pastoral formation at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush.

Appointment Families

Centacare appoints new leadership team

Child protection and family support services specialist Leanne Haddad has been appointed director of Centacare Catholic Family Services in South Australia. Source: The Southern Cross.

Appointment Charity

Archbishop Coleridge appointed to Caritas board

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has been formally appointed to the board of Caritas Australia and will begin his tenure this week.


New chief for Catholic Schools Parramatta

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has appointed Jack de Groot as its new executive director, replacing Greg Whitby who is retiring after 16 years in the top job. Source: Catholic Outlook.


St Vincent de Paul Society chooses its next national president

The St Vincent de Paul Society has chosen Mark Gaetani as its next national president to head the charity after Claire Victory steps down in March 2023.


Australian joins pontifical safeguarding commission

Pope Francis has named Australian Missionaries of the Sacred Heart priest Fr Tim Brennan as one of 10 new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Source: OSV.