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Bishops Oceania

Former migrant worker named as Archbishop of Guam

The vice-president of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, Bishop Ryan Jimenez, has been appointed by Pope Francis to be the new Archbishop of Agaña, Guam. Source: CathNews New Zealand.


Pell family has no complaints about Cardinal’s medical treatment in Italy

Cardinal George Pell’s family has no ­complaints about his medical treatment in Rome’s Salvator Mundi Hospital and the autopsy report of his death, which they have had translated and scrutinised by Australian doctors. Source: The Australian.

Bishops Global Church

Vatican doctrinal chief ordains first bishop for British Ordinariate

Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo has participated in the ordination of the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in London. Source: Catholic Herald.

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.

Bishops Pacific

Oceania bishops consider pastoral responses to Pacific migration

Migration across the Pacific and the pastoral care of migrants emerged as key points of discussion at last week’s executive meeting of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania in Wellington, New Zealand. Source: Broken Bay Diocese.

Bishops Middle East

Holy Land pilgrimage a chance for ‘prayer, engagement and learning’ 

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has made a secret trip to Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon on a “pilgrimage of solidarity”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Bishops In The Dioceses

Rockhampton bishop celebrates 10 years of episcopal ministry

Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy will today mark 10 years of episcopal ministry with Mass at St Joseph’s Cathedral, Rockhampton. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Bishops First Nations

Church has pivotal role to play in ongoing journey of reconciliation

The journey to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is not easy, but the Catholic Church remains hopeful of healing. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Religious Freedom

Archbishop pens letter on religious freedom

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has written a pastoral letter to the faithful of Tasmania expressing concern over threats to religious freedom posed by “certain ideological positions” imposed “by means of legislation”. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.