Interim Vicar General Appointed

Bishop Michael McKenna has appointed retired pastor, Father Joseph Dooley, as Vicar General of the Diocese of Bathurst for a period of three months.

Until yesterday, this position was held by Father Pat O'Regan.

Following his appointment last night as the ninth Bishop of Sale, Bishop Pat has now stepped down from his diocesan duties.

Bishop McKenna is grateful for Father Dooley's willingness to take on this responsibility while further arrangements are made.