A new era begins for the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

The announcement has come through that Archbishop Mark Coleridge, currently Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, has been appointed by the Holy Father as the next Archbishop of Brisbane.

We warmly welcome Archbishop Coleridge, and ask God’s blessing upon him as he leads our Archdiocese in the coming years.

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Official press releases:

Statement from Archbishop Coleridge: Statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Statement from the Archdiocese of Brisbane: Statement from the Archdiocese of Brisbane

Announcement from the Nunciature:  Nunciature announcement

(The above can also be found at http://www.catholic.org.au/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=355)

Other information about Archbishop Coleridge:

Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocesan website: http://www.cg.catholic.org.au/about/default.cfm?loadref=15

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Archbishop-Mark-Coleridge/112438999525

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Coleridge

http://www.courageouspriest.com/category/bishop-mark-coleridge

Other sites carrying this story:

Australia Incognita:  http://australiaincognita.blogspot.ca/2012/04/archbishop-coleridge-goes-to-brisbane.html

CathNews:  http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=30829

Dominus mihi adjutor:  http://hughosb.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/archbishop-coleridge-translated-to-brisbane/

Doohan it this Way:  http://doohan.id.au/2012/04/02/new-archbishop-of-brisbane-announced/

Sentire Cum Ecclesia:  http://scecclesia.com/?p=6316

Vatican News:  http://www.news.va/en/news/archbishop-coleridge-appointed-to-brisbane

Vexilla Regis:  http://vexilla-regis.blogspot.ca/2012/04/new-archbishop-of-brisbane-gaudete-et.html

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Many had predicted this move, so it isn’t really a surprise.  For what it’s worth, I think Archbishop Coleridge is an excellent choice for our Archdiocese, and I look forward to working with him.

Ecce sacerdos magnus, qui in diebus suis placuit Deo, et inventus est justus.
Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God, and has been found just.