Sydney Archbishop made member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

08/05/2015

The Archbishop of Sydney Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP
The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.

From Catholic Communications,
Sydney Archdiocese, Thursday 7 May

The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, said he is honoured and humbled to be appointed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Francis.

Responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith or CDF is the oldest among the nine congregations of the Roman Curia.

"I truly love the Catholic faith and the way of life it proposes and so it is a joy to join the body that is charged with safeguarding and clarifying these things. I am honoured and humbled that Pope Francis has chosen me to assist him in this new way!" Archbishop said following the announcement.

The congregation is made up of an advisory board including cardinals, bishops, priests, lay theologians and canon lawyers.

"Dominicans have traditionally been very involved with 'the Holy Office' and so this new work should be 'a good fit'. My work in moral theology, especially in bioethics, and many years as a member of the Australian Bishops Commission for Doctrine and Morals, will have been good preparation," Archbishop Anthony added.

Read full report at the Sydney Archdiocesan site

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CathNews: Archbishop Fisher appointed to Vatican congregation

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