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Appointment Religious Orders

General secretary elected provincial, to leave Bishops Conference

Fr Stephen Hackett MSC has been elected provincial superior of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Australia and will conclude his time as general secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in July. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Pope announces new appointment for Bishop Randazzo

Pope Francis has appointed Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo to the role of Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Australia.

Appointment In The Dioceses

Armidale Diocese appoints new administrator

Armidale’s College of Consultors has elected Msgr Edward Wilkes as diocesan administrator to lead the regional New South Wales diocese following Bishop Michael Kennedy’s installation as the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle.

Appointment Synod

Archbishop Costelloe joins Synod preparatory commission

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has been appointed as a member of the preparatory commission for the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October. Source: OSV News.


Sacred Heart Mission chief named president of ACOSS

Hang Vo, the chief executive of Melbourne homeless service Sacred Heart Mission, has been announced as the new president of the Australian Council of Social Service.

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.