Successor named for Cardinal Pell in Australia
September 18, 2014
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta as the new Archbishop of Sydney.
Australia’s leading see has been vacant since February, when Cardinal George Pell was appointed Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.
Born in 1960, Bishop Fisher was an attorney when he entered the Dominican order at 25. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1991, was founding director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Melbourne in 2000, and was appointed auxiliary bishop of Sydney in 2003.
In 2008, he coordinated World Youth Day in Sydney and two years later became bishop of Parramatta.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!