Friday, 19 July 2013

Archbishop-Designate Porteous for Hobart

From VIS news:

The Pope has:

"appointed Bishop Julian C. Porteous as archbishop of Hobart (area 67,914, population 514,900, Catholics 94,600, priests 49, permanent deacons 2, religious 101), Australia. 

Bishop Porteous, previously auxiliary of Sydney, Australia, was born in Sydney, Australia in 1949, was ordained to the priesthood in 1974, and received episcopal ordination in 2003. He succeeds Archbishop Adrian L. Doyle, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit."

Bishop Porteous is currently attending World Youth Day with Sydney pilgrims.  You can find his biography here.

And read his blog here.

1 comment:

Joshua said...

I heard at second-hand that a liberal here in Tasmania was frothing at the mouth about "Pell's friend" - and Porteous hasn't even visited the State yet! Quite frankly such rudeness disgusts me.