Melbourne’s bishops are going far and wide! Prayers for Bishop Costelloe on his new appointment.

A Priest Downunder

Today in Rome the Holy Father appointed Auxilary Bishop Timothy Costelloe of Melbourne as the next Archbishop of Perth WA.

Although a Melbourne born, Bishop Costelloe spent time in WA as a Parish Priest, Superior of the salesian community and lecturer in Systematic Theology at Notre Dame.

In Melbourne he has lectured at Catholic Theological College and I can honestly say was the best lecturer I experienced during my seminary studies. I was lucky enough to be a student during his last year of full time lecturing, the year he was ordained Bishop. His four week course on Mariology the following year was a highlight of my final year of study.

In his media release Bishop Costelloe said

It is both a privilege and a joy to follow in the footsteps of Archbishop Hickey who has led the Catholic community of Perth with energy, enthusiasm and compassion. The beautifully restored…

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