National News

Statement from ACBC President Archbishop Mark Coleridge on Archbishop Wilson’s decision to stand aside

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 
Archbishop Philip Wilson has today been found guilty of failing to inform police about allegations of child sexual abuse. Archbishop Wilson maintained his innocence throughout this long judicial process. It is not yet clear if he will appeal the verdict.

Australian church architecture to rise highest in Venice exhibition

Thursday 17 March 2018

Media and Communications Office

One of Australia’s leading architects arrives in Venice next week for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Bienniale, running from May 26th to November 25th. For the first time in the Architecture Bienniale’s history, the Vatican will be making a splash in the canaled Italian city by inviting ten architects from across the globe to participate in a straightforward, yet challenging brief.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge: new ACBC President discusses his appointment, challenges and future

Thursday 10 May 2018

ACBC Communications Office 
Earlier this month, Archbishop Mark Coleridge was elected president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Currently the Archbishop of Brisbane, he previously served as an Auxiliary Bishop in Melbourne and as Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn. In this conversation with the ACBC Communications Office, he speaks about his appointment at a critical time for the Catholic Church in Australia.