On 19 June, 2006 Australia’s Apostolic Nuncio announced the appointment of Bishop Mark Coleridge as the new Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn. Bishop Coleridge, 57, is currently an Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne. He succeeds Archbishop Francis Carroll, who is retiring having reached the age of 75.
Bishop Coleridge will depart for Canberra on 16 August and the Mass of Reception as Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn will take place in St Christopher’s Cathedral on Thursday, 17 August at 11am. We wish him every success in the Canberra-Goulburn diocese.
Farewell to Archbishop Coleridge
Archbishop Coleridge will preside and preach at Vespers of the Assumption in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday 15 August at 7.30pm.
Lights refreshments will follow in the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne.
All are welcome
With the appointment of Archbishop Coleridge to Canberra-Goulburn, Archbishop Hart has asked the Vicar General, Monsignor Les Tomlinson, to provide the care and be the reference point for the Western Region of the Archdiocese for the time being. Matters or concerns that would have been previously referred to the Regional Bishop should now be directed to Monsignor Tomlinson at the Vicar General’s Office.