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Dozens of bishops will descend on Fiji this weekend for the quadrennial gathering of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania to reflect on and pray about their shared mission in the region.
Pope Francis has appointed Fr John Panamthottathil CMI as the second bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle, Melbourne, to succeed Bishop Bosco Puthur. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says Pope Benedict XVI will long be remembered fondly in Australia as the Pontiff who led young people from around the globe in prayer at World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who has quit almost a decade before he was due to retire, saying the demands of his office were “too great a burden”. Source: Catholic Herald.
In a speech in the United States, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP outlined his wide-ranging vision of the Christian task in the midst of a world growing hostile to faith. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Tim Norton SVD has called on Catholics to be “bridge builders” and “mediators” in reconciliation with First Nations Australians. Source: Catholic Leader