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Passionist Provincial elected


Fr Denis Travers CP has been elected as the new Provincial Superior of the Passionists Holy Spirit Province.

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Fr Travers is the parish priest of the parish of St Paul of the Cross (Glen Osmond/Parkside) in Adelaide.

He previously held the provincial role for eight years from 1999 to 2007, immediately prior to his appointment to the General Council of the Congregation in Rome.

The 30th Provincial Chapter voted on the position last month at their chapter meeting in Sydney.

As Provincial, Fr Travers will be responsible for the wellbeing of members and the life and mission of the Province comprising Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia.

Fr Travers said it had been an “eventful time” as the new role commenced immediately with no transition time. He described it as a “privilege” to lead the Province at a time when the congregation was becoming “more and more an international, inter-connected, inter-relational entity”. He also thanked his predecessor Fr Tom McDonough CP for his leadership.

Fr Travers will be based at the Provincial House in Marrickville, Sydney, but said he expects to be “back and forward a while to meet various commitments”.

Informing parishioners of his appointment last month, he said he would provide further updates on how the parish would function after meeting with Archbishop O’Regan.


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