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New Syro-Malabar Eparch named for Australia and New Zealand

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.

Benedict XVI Bishops

Church in Australia mourns death of Benedict XVI

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.

Bishops United Kingdom

English bishop quits after finding role ‘too great a burden’

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.


Claims of a post-Christian world overstated: Archbishop

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.

Bishops Pope Francis Synod

Synod document ‘genuine voice of People of God’

Australian Synod on Synodality advisor Susan Pascoe has told a meeting of Asian bishops that Pope Francis has been personally involved in the preparation work for the next stage of the Synod process. Source: Vatican News.


Bishop Brady ‘an inspiration to so many people’

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Terence Brady after he turned 75, the canonical retirement age for bishops, earlier this year. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.

Bishops Indigenous

Reconciliation is a primary task of Christians: bishop

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

Bishops Health

Archbishop joins board of peak Catholic health body

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous is joining the board of Catholic Health Australia, saying that advocating and defending the mission of Catholic health and aged care operations is more important than ever.