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Cardinal Gerhard Müller (center) and Father Joseph Hamilton (at left), personal secretary to the late Cardinal George Pell, were among the priests celebrating the Jan. 10, 2024, Mass held on the first anniversary of the cardinal's death.

Requiem Mass for Cardinal Pell celebrated on first anniversary of his death 

Jan 10, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The chapel of the Domus Australia in Rome was filled to capacity for the Mass, which was celebrated by Cardinal... Read more

March 17, 2016. Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on March 17, 2016.

People who joined Cardinal Pell ‘pile-on’ guilty of ‘intellectual cowardice,’ says speaker

Mar 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The cardinal was acquitted by Australia’s High Court on April 7, 2020. Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5, 2018.

Sydney archbishop urges public opposition to New South Wales euthanasia bill

Nov 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Archbishop of Sydney has urged the faithful to speak out against euthanasia as New South Wales considers legalizing the... Read more


Australian archbishop: Catholics will ‘need to adapt’ to liturgy restrictions

Jul 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Peter Comensoli said that “for some, it will be not an easy moment.” Read more

Australian archdiocese to grant $100,000 for pro-life medical research

Jun 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Sydney has once again invited Australian medical researchers to apply for a $100,000 grant for research supporting... Read more

Sydney archbishop urges implementation of modern slavery law in NSW

Jul 29, 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney on Wednesday called the New South Wales government a “disgrace” for failing to enact anti-slavery... Read more

Servant of God Eileen O'Connor

Mass formally opens beatification cause of Eileen O'Connor, laywoman and mystic

Feb 20, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., of Sydney said Mass Thursday to open formally the cause of beatification of Eileen O'Connor, the... Read more

Fire and rescue personnel before a bushfire next to a major road and homes near Bilpin, New South Wales, Dec. 19, 2019.

Sydney archbishop encourages relief donations amid Australia fires

Jan 13, 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney urged Mass attendees Sunday to pray for an end to the Australia fires, which have... Read more

A pro life demonstrator holds a sign as she rallies outside NSW Parliament Aug. 6, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Archbishop Fisher 'deeply saddened' by advancement of NSW abortion bill

Aug 9, 2019

The Archbishop of Sydney has expressed his disappointment at the passage by the lower house of the New South Welsh... Read more

Archbishop Fisher: Priests will suffer punishment before breaking confessional seal

Apr 10, 2018

Amid attacks on the seal of confession in Australia, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has said priests will suffer punishment... Read more

Why this bishop thinks memes may just be the tool for evangelization today

Dec 20, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Between the Harambe memes and quick explanations of Catholic doctrine on his Twitter page, Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney blesses as he recesses from his Mass of Installation, Nov. 12, 2014.

New Sydney archbishop hopes for seminaries 'teeming with new life'

Nov 14, 2014

At his Mass of Installation on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney said that by the time of his retirement,... Read more

Cardinal Edward Clancy, a former Archbishop of Sydney, died Aug. 3, 2014.

Australia mourns Cardinal Clancy, former Sydney archbishop

Aug 4, 2014

The Church in Australia is mourning the loss of Cardinal Edward Clancy, the Archbishop of Sydney from 1983 to 2001,... Read more