Sydney, Australia, May 6, 2022 / 01:45 am
Australia’s Catholic bishops have elected Archbishop Timothy Costelloe as their new leader.
Costelloe, a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco, is the first member of a religious order to serve as president of Australia’s bishops’ conference.
The 68-year-old archbishop of Perth, Western Australia, succeeds Archbishop Mark Coleridge, who was president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for two two-year terms.
Coleridge, the archbishop of Brisbane, was unable to run for a third term because he will turn 75, the usual retirement age for bishops, in September 2023.