Bishop Anthony appointed Archbishop of Sydney
|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.”
Many gifts to serve God and lead his people in Sydney and beyond
Speaking on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, its President, Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, welcomed the announcement.
“For my brother bishops I congratulate Bishop Fisher on his appointment to Sydney. He will use his many gifts with generosity and faithfulness to serve God and to lead his people in Sydney Archdiocese and beyond. I assure him of our prayers for his ministry.”
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Welcome from the Sydney Archdiocese
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Most Rev Peter Comensoli, said the Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Sydney is delighted to welcome Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney.
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Papal Honours & Diocesan Award
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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‘All I need is God’s grace’: Fr Benedict FSF
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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