Redemptorist appointed Bishop of Ballarat

02/08/2012

From CathNews

Father Paul Bird CSsR has been appointed Bishop of Ballarat, following the retirement of Bishop Peter Connors.

Fr Bird, 63, has been the provincial of the Redemptorist Order since 2008, with overall responsibility for the order in Australia, NZ, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the ACBC, said he welcomed the appointment.

"We know that his exceptional gifts will bring rich blessings to the people of the Diocese of Ballarat, whom he will serve with faith, generosity and love," Archbishop Hart said.

"He is a gifted leader and will be welcomed warmly by the people of Ballarat Diocese and beyond."

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