As Wednesday’s proceedings came to a close, Members of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia were invited to remember the “saving unity” to which the Church is called.
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has said no one political party fully embodies Catholic social teaching, offering an election statement to encourage Catholics and people of good will to reflect on the good they can do for their community by using their vote for the good of all.
American Archbishop Charles Balvo, a veteran of the Vatican’s diplomatic service for more than 30 years, will assume the role of Apostolic Nuncio to Australia. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Coleridge said Archbishop Balvo “comes to us at a complex and challenging time in the Church and in Australia.
In this exclusive story as part of the lead up to the First Assembly of the Plenary Council, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Mark Coleridge from Brisbane has this week given a historical recount of the events that led to the calling of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia.