New Bishop for Rockhampton

The Apostolic Nuncio, Most Reverend Paul Gallagher, has announced the Holy Father's appointment of Rev Michael McCarthy as the next Bishop of Rockhampton.

“I am humbled by the appointment by His Holiness, Pope Francis, as Bishop of Rockhampton. I look forward to many years of service as Bishop to the priests, religious Sisters and Brothers and the Catholic people of the Diocese,” said Bishop-elect McCarthy.

Rev McCarthy has been parish priest of Hendra and Northgate and Episcopal Vicar for Clergy of the Archdiocese of Brisbane since 2013.

His Episcopal Ordoination and Installation will take place on 29th May 2014.