Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sydneyensis est sede vacante

Further to my earlier post that foreshadowed this state of affairs, the Archdiocese of Sydney has now officially been declared a vacant seat, with the appointment on Thursday 27 February 2014 of Bishop Peter Comensoli, auxiliary bishop of Sydney, as Apostolic Administrator "Sede Vacante":

Letter from Nunciature

The (now) Archbishop-emeritus of Sydney, George Cardinal Pell, with Bishop Peter Comensoli, believed to have been taken around the time of the latter's episcopal ordination in 2011

Meanwhile, the Fairfax press has actually decided to write a considered article about Pell's appointment as Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy of the Holy See, though it still perpetuates some tiresome stereotypes of the Cardinal.