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Notre Dame congratulates Sydney Archbishop-elect Anthony


Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP University of Notre Dame Australia News Story
Bishop Anthony addresses staff, graduands and guests at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus graduation ceremony following the conferral of his Honorary Doctorate in December 2011.

On behalf of the community of The University of Notre Dame Australia, Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond has congratulated the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, on his appointment as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney by Pope Francis.

Archbishop-elect Anthony has been a great friend, supporter and teacher at Notre Dame since its inception in Sydney. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Moral Theology at Notre Dame since 2007 and a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Philosophy and Theology.

In 2006, he officially opened the School of Law on the Sydney Campus, and in 2009 officially opened the Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society. Prior to his appointment as Bishop of Parramatta, Archbishop-elect Anthony regularly taught a full unit in moral theology to Notre Dame students. Despite his increased responsibilities as Bishop of Parramatta, Archbishop-elect Anthony has continued to be involved with Notre Dame: regularly giving guest lectures, formation sessions to staff and attending and participating in public discussions and conferences.

Concern and care for all people

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP University of Notre Dame Australia News Story
The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Sydney, Professor Hayden Ramsay; the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta and Vice Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame Australia, Professor Celia Hammond in December 2011.

For his service to the Church in Australia and across the world, in 2011, the University was proud to confer on the Archbishop-elect the degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa.

“Notre Dame has been privileged to have such a strong relationship with Archbishop-elect Anthony, and we are delighted with his appointment as the new Archbishop of Sydney,” Professor Hammond said.

“Archbishop-elect Anthony has a profound intellect and is internationally recognised as a leading Bioethicist. He is an exceptional preacher, teacher and communicator.  His commitment to pastoral care and to concern and care for all people is clearly demonstrated through the leadership role he played in the 2008 Sydney World Youth Day and through the Parramatta Diocesan Pastoral Plan which was developed and implemented in his time as Bishop of Parramatta.”

“The Archdiocese of Sydney is blessed to have Archbishop-elect Anthony as its new Archbishop, a man who can build on the great legacy of his predecessor, Cardinal Pell.”

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