Archbishop-elect Anthony: “We must unite against violence and ideology that threatens innocent lives”

22/09/2014

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP
Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.

From The Sunday Telegraphy opinion piece of Sydney Archbishop-elect Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, 21 September

When I heard that I had been appointed Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, I was deeply honoured by Pope Francis’ expression of confidence in me, excited at the new opportunities to serve, and intimidated by the bigness of this new responsibility.

I have lived and worked across each corner of this wonderful city and I love its people.

I think it can be one of the world’s greatest cities.

I love the smell of fish and chips at Watsons Bay; the colour and movement around Parramatta’s shopping district; the beaches and waterways; the scent of eucalyptus in the Blue Mountains.

But Sydney is more than the postcards.

We face clear challenges of security, disadvantage and division.

Sydney has been an example to the world of how people of every ethnic and religious background can be neighbours, colleagues, friends.

The Catholic Church, as the most multicultural organisation in the world, shows how people of all sorts of backgrounds can be brothers and sisters.

Continue reading at The Sunday Telegraph

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