Pope Francis has announced this evening the appointment of Bishop Anthony Fisher OP as the new Archbishop of Sydney.
Bishop Fisher is currently the Bishop of Parramatta.
This appointment follows the transfer of Cardinal George Pell to the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.
Speaking on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, its President, Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, welcomed the announcement.
“For my brother bishops I congratulate Bishop Fisher on his appointment to Sydney. He will use his many gifts with generosity and faithfulness to serve God and to lead his people in Sydney Archdiocese and beyond. I assure him of our prayers for his ministry.”
Released by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference
September 18, 2014