Appointment of Bishop Mark Coleridge as the new Archbishop of Canberra...

Appointment of Bishop Mark Coleridge as the new Archbishop of Canberra...

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. 

Prayers for Peace in the Middle East

Archbishop Philip Wilson, President, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has forwarded this letter to all Australian Bishops today:

Dear Brothers,

You may have seen this news item from Zenit
Italy, JULY 16, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI appealed to all local Churches to pray for peace in the Holy Land and the Middle East.

Archbishop Urges Honesty in Stem Cell Debate

Archbishop Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne

It is my firm conviction that the 2002 Commonwealth legislation should not be changed to permit the cloning of human embryos.  I state this after the recent COAG discussions of the review of the operation of the Act by the Lockhart Committee.

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