Archbishop appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Wagga Wagga Diocese


13th September 2016 

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed me as Apostolic Administrator of the Wagga Wagga Diocese.

This is in addition to my responsibility as Archbishop of the Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese.

All this is due to the resignation of Bishop Gerard Hanna by reason of health issues.

My role is to assure the good people of the Wagga Wagga Diocese of the Pope’s pastoral care for them in this time of transition to a new Bishop

We pray for the health of Bishop Hanna. We also thank him most sincerely for the many years of service as the Bishop of Wagga Wagga and the various national episcopal commissions he has contributed to so prudently over the years.

Let us all pray together that the Holy Spirit will raise up a worthy Bishop of Wagga Wagga to succeed Bishop Hanna