The Tablet UK on Archbishop-elect Anthony’s appointment
|Friday 19 September Media Conference of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, on his appointment as the new Archbishop of Sydney. Photo: Alfred Boudib|
By Abigail Frymann Rouch, The Tablet
A successor to Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' group of nine cardinal-advisers, has been announced to run the archdiocese of Sydney.
The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, 54, takes over the reins after Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Pell to lead the newly created Secretariat for the Economy in Rome.
A Sydney native, Archbishop-elect Anthony has degrees in history and law and after ordination completed a PhD in bioethics at Oxford University and is Professor of Moral Theology and Bioethics at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Melbourne. He has also lectured at the Australian Catholic University.
Speaking of next month’s Synod for the Family in Rome (5-19 October), Archbishop-elect Anthony said: “I think one of the things the Synod can – and I really hope will – do for us is help restore some confidence in the beauty of marriage.
“In the way it reveals to all of us very important things about the human person and human condition such as self-sacrifice, commitment and reconciliation … I think the world needs desperately to learn how to love again.”Continue reading full story at The Tablet
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