Bishop Tarabay writes from Lebanon: "Lord, protect Australia"
19 December, 2014
The head of the Maronite Church in Australia, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay has issued a public letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and NSW Premier Mike Baird condemning the Martin Place siege on 16 December and expressing his solidarity with the two victims' families, the surviving hostages and the emergency services personnel who acted to alleviate the situation.
Bishop Comensoli installed as Bishop of Broken Bay
Bishop Peter Comensoli will be installed today as the third Bishop of Broken Bay.
An auxiliary bishop of Sydney who served as apostolic administrator from March until the installation of Archbishop Anthony Fisher last month, he will succeed Bishop David Walker who retired his leadership of the diocese in November 2013.
At the time of his appointment last month Bishop Comensoli said he was “humbled and happy" to be appointed to the diocese.
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