Welcome Archbishop Comensoli: Pope Francis’ new shepherd in Melbourne celebrates Installation Mass
Archbishop Peter Andrew Comensoli took his place on Wednesday night, 1st August, 2018, in one of the nation’s most influential Catholic pulpits as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne.
Archbishop Comensoli, 54, is a former banker who has led the Diocese of Broken Bay for the past three and a half years. He was officially inaugurated in a liturgy of installation at St Patrick’s Cathedral rich in the symbolism and magisterial ritual of the Church; a ceremony based on more than 1000 years of tradition, solemnity and celebration.
Concelebrants included Melbourne’s Emeritus Archbishop Denis J Hart and Australian Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge, as well as archbishops and bishops from across Australia and clergy from the Archdiocese of Melbourne including the Order’s Chaplains Bishop Terry Curtin and Fr Joe Caddy EV, together with Pope Francis’ representative in Australia, the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana.
Also present were many members of the Order of Malta in Victoria.