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xt3.com: Media conference address of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP at the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta on Friday 19 September, on his appointment as the new Archbishop of Sydney.

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney, the Vatican announced on Thursday 18 September.

Archbishop-elect Anthony said he was deeply honoured by the appointment and by Pope Francis’ expression of confidence in him.

“I ask all Catholics and other people of good will to pray for me that I might be a good shepherd after the heart of Jesus Christ,” he said.

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Prime Minister welcomes appointment

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has welcomed Archbishop-elect Anthony’s appointment, describing the new Archbishop of Sydney as a ‘brilliant scholar’.

“I’m confident that he will be a fine pastoral bishop to the Catholics of Sydney,” the Prime Minister said. “He’s a very decent, patriotic Australian; a very good and thoughtful and prayerful man and I think he’ll be a fine Archbishop.”


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From the Faith in Our Future Blog of Pastoral Planning Office Director Daniel Ang

It is with great joy that we celebrate the appointment of Bishop Anthony as the new Archbishop of Sydney!

It was wonderful to be part of the press conference on Friday 19 September, in which Archbishop-elect Anthony shared his hopes for the ongoing renewal of the Church, expressed his gratitude for his time as chief shepherd and pastor of our Parramatta Diocese, and also expressed confidence in the people of God throughout all areas of Sydney to make their contribution to the mission of the Gospel, to the building up of our society in harmony and peace through its parishes, schools and many ministries.

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Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney, conferred the Papal Order of St Sylvester on Jim Hanna for his service to the Church in communications, and awarded the Diocesan Medal of Honour to Jane Favotto for her service to Diocesan communications on Sunday 21 September.

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A thousand people filled St Bernadette’s church at Dundas Valley on Wednesday 3 September, for the priestly ordination of Br Benedict of the Eucharist FSF (Mackenzie) by Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.

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British Catholic weekly The Tablet reports on the appointment of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP as the new Archbishop of Sydney.


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