Warm Welcome from Archdiocesan Staff as Archbishop Fisher Returns to Work

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
27 May 2016

Staff of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney organised a morning to tea to warmly welcome the return of Archbishop Anthony Fisher as he resumes some duties working with Chancery staff and priests. Those working in the Polding Centre ministries and agencies gathered around a cake to welcome the Archbishop back to work today.

Whilst the Archbishop will still be concentrating on his recovery with physiotherapy as the use of his arms and hands is restored, he is pleased to be generally back on deck in the Archdiocese.

Archbishop Fisher expressed how pleased he was to be with his staff again and communicated to them their presence would be a powerful part of his ongoing recovery.

"You are my tonic as I continue to heal and return to greater duties" he said.

He expressed his thanks to all the staff who have kept the Archdiocese functioning during his convalescence, in particular Auxiliary Bishop Terry Brady, Vicar General Fr Gerry Gleeson, Chancellor Chris Meney and Business Manager Michael Digges.

Archbishop Fisher acknowledged the good work done by all the agencies and departments of the Archdiocese and encouraged the staff of the Polding Centre to keep up their excellent work.

Archbishop Fisher has only recently returned to Cathedral House after being diagnosed with the debilitating Guillain Barre Syndrome just prior to Christmas which caused him debilitating paralysis. For the past few months he has been at Mt Wilga rehabilitation centre in Hornsby and hopes to make a full recovery over time.

The Archbishop is looking forward to celebrating Mass this Sunday at St Mary's Cathedral for the Feast of Corpus Christi. All are welcome to attend and the Mass will also be live streamed at