Monday, June 19, 2006

Down in Oz....

The long-expected appointment of Melbourne auxiliary Mark Coleridge as archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn has come to pass. Coleridge succeeds Archbishop Frank Carroll, who turned 75 last September.

The 57 year-old archbishop-elect -- a former staffer at the Secretariat of State -- is a scripture scholar by training. He's already a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture and chair of the Australian Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy.