Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has said the upcoming sessions of the Adelaide Diocesan Assembly would provide an opportunity for Adelaide’s eight Plenary Council members to hear the voices of the local community.
Archbishop Philip Wilson, who served as Bishop of Wollongong and Archbishop of Adelaide during 45 years of priestly ministry, has passed away in Adelaide on Sunday, 17 January at 70. Archbishop Wilson had suffered a series of health problems in recent years, including cancer. Even so, his death was unexpected. “We know that people across the country much loved Philip, but especially in the places he served – in Maitland-Newcastle, in Wollongong and here in Adelaide,” said Archbishop Patrick O’Regan, who last year succeeded Archbishop Wilson.