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Ordinariate appointment


Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Randazzo, Bishop of Broken Bay, to the role of Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Australia.

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The Ordinariate was created by Pope Benedict in 2012 to provide a pathway for Anglicans to full communion in the Roman Catholic Church while retaining elements of their worship traditions and spiritual heritage in their union with the Catholic Church.

Although Bishop Randazzo has been called to serve under the direct authority of the Pope, in communion with the bishops of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, he will continue as Bishop of Broken Bay.

“The Ordinariate, which is equivalent to a diocese, is built up of communities and individuals of the Anglican heritage gathered around the Ordinary,” Bishop Randazzo said following the Vatican announcement last month.

“I accept this appointment with great anticipation, however I realise I have much to learn, especially regarding the rich, beautiful, and distinctive theological, spiritual, and liturgical patrimony of the Ordinariate.”

There are two other Personal Ordinariates in the world, one in the UK and one in the USA/Canada.


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