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