The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Les Tomlinson, currently one of the Auxiliary Bishops in Melbourne, as the Bishop of Sandhurst.  He will be installed on 1 March 2012.  Sandhurst has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Joe Grech over a year ago.

Prayers for Bishop Tomlinson as he takes up this new position.

Some of the mentions of this story that I have seen so far:

Media Statement by Bishop Tomlinson: Sandhurst MEDIA STATEMENT – Appointment to Sandhurst 3FEB12 (2)

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne: Melbourne’s Bishop Les Tomlinson Appointed Bishop of Sandhurst

A Priest Downunder: Bishop Tomlinson new bishop of Sandhurst

Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference: Media Releases

Australia Incognita: A bishop for Sandhurst: Bishop Les Tomlinson