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Martin Teulan appointed to key Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons role

Martin Teulan has been appointed executive director of the Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons.


New executive secretary will support two bishops commissions

Greg Baynie, who brings extensive experience from a range of Church settings, has been appointed to an executive secretary role to support the work of the country’s bishops across two episcopal commissions. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Appointment Vatican

Pope’s personal theologian to lead Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, his longtime personal theologian and ghostwriter, to lead the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. Source: CNA.


Australian appointed to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

University of Notre Dame Australia research academic Tracey Rowland has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, becoming the second Australian to receive the honour.

Appointment Education

Queensland bishops go west to find new head of state education

Allan Blagaich, an education leader from Western Australia, has been named the next Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director by the Bishops of Queensland. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Fr Chris de Souza named general secretary of Bishops Conference

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has appointed Fr Chris de Souza, currently serving as one of two vicars general in the Diocese of Parramatta, as its new general secretary. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Appointment Bishops

Bishop Ken Howell appointed seventh Bishop of Toowoomba

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Ken Howell, who has served as Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane since 2017, the seventh Bishop of Toowoomba. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Appointment Charity

New president for Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis elected Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi SVD as its new president at a gathering in Rome last week. Source: Crux.


Mission and mum inspire new CatholicCare CEO

Newly-appointed CatholicCare Tasmania chief executive Julia Mangan credits her Catholic education in Adelaide and watching her mother work in the public housing sector as major influences in her life – both personally and professionally.