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Bishops Eastern Rite

Listening top of agenda for new Syro-Malabar bishop

The new chief shepherd of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania says his first priority is to meet with the faithful, before working together to formulate a pastoral plan for the region. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Ordination

Hundreds gather for ordination of second Syro-Malabar bishop

Hundreds of people gathered last night to celebrate the ordination of Bishop John Panamthottathil CMI as the second shepherd of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle in Melbourne. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Ordination

Final preparations begin for ordination of eparchy’s second bishop

The Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle in Melbourne has commenced the final preparations for tomorrow’s episcopal ordination of Fr John Panamthottathil CMI.

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.


Archbishop Fisher sees ‘anti-life agenda’ in Calvary takeover bid

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has criticised the planned takeover of Canberra’s Calvary Public Hospital, accusing the ACT Government of an “extreme land-and-assets grab” in an attempt to implement an “anti-life agenda”. Source: The Australian.

Bishops First Nations

Bishops encourage Catholics to read and discuss Uluru Statement 

As a vote on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament nears, Australia’s bishops have encouraged Catholics to read and discuss the Uluru Statement from the Heart – the document from which the Voice proposal emerged.

Bishops First Nations

Church leaders engage with First Nations culture in Sydney meeting

Australia’s bishops and leaders of more than 30 religious institutes gathered in North Sydney on Saturday to pray together, reflect on their ministry and discuss issues of mutual relevance. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Eastern Rite

Maronite Eparchy hosts bishops for golden jubilee Mass

More than 30 bishops concelebrated Mass at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral on Sunday, taking part in ongoing celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the Maronite Eparchy in Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Poverty

Bishops tell Senate inquiry needs of the vulnerable must come first

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has told parliamentarians that they should place the needs of vulnerable people at the centre of the country’s culture and politics. Source: ACBC Media Blog.