Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
27 Feb 2014
The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney welcomes the appointment of Bishop Peter Comensoli by Pope Francis to the position of Administrator of the Archdiocese.
Bishop Comensoli was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney in June 2011.
He will be the Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese, for the day-to-day running of the Archdiocese, until a new Archbishop is appointed.
This follows the decision by Pope Francis to appoint Cardinal Pell to the role of Prefect of the new Secretariat for the Economy at the Vatican.
Bishop Peter Comensoli said he was grateful for the confidence shown to him but emphasised this role was purely one of caretaker.
"My primary responsibility will be one of caretaker and by that I mean taking care of the people in the Archdiocese of Sydney with the support of those with whom I have been working for the past couple of years.
"I would ask all to pray for our new Archbishop - whomever and whenever that may be," the 49-year old Bishop said.