|Karina Wright thanks Bishop Athony Fisher OP|
|Students congratulated the Archbishop-elect|
In front of a packed media conference today, the school captain of Catherine McAuley Westmead, Karina Wright, thanked Bishop Anthony on behalf of all the Diocesan schools for his love and support.
In a delightful twist the students from Catherine McAuley Westmead, Parramatta Marist High Westmead, St Patrick's Primary Parramatta and Wollemi College Werrington became the journalists asking Bishop Anthony lots of questions.
A student from St Patrick's Primary, Parramatta how he felt about being chosen as Archbishop-elect. The Bishop said he was shocked and a little intimidated. When asked if he always wanted to be a Bishop he explained that as the Dominican Order was a more contemplative Order he never thought he would be a Bishop. However, he had made a vow to serve God and he would do his best.
Responding to a flurry of student enquiries, the Bishop revealed he found out last week he was chosen and that he would take up his new position some time in November.
Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby said he is delighted that our Bishop, Anthony Fisher OP, has been appointed as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney.
'Bishop Anthony has been a great advocate for education and the young people of Western Sydney', said Greg. 'Bishop Anthony has a remarkable vision, fostering the New Evangelisation as part of the mission of the Catholic Church in Australia.
'On behalf of our Catholic school communities, I thank the Archbishop- elect Bishop Anthony for his great support of the work we do and his leadership; and ensuring our young people, teachers and school leaders are active collaborators in the life of the Church,' Greg said.
The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta congratulates the Archbishop elect on this significant appointment and ask for God’s blessing on him in his new role as Archbishop of Sydney.