Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher OP appointed as member of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ...

... along with the Archbishop of Dijon Roland Minnerath. Read the announcement here. There are around 23 members of the CDF. Currently its Prefect is German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller.

Archbishop Fisher, far left, in attendance at the Divine Liturgy Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, 2 May 2015

Cardinal Pell was a member of the CDF from 1990 to 2000 (prior to his time as Archbishop of Sydney - His Eminence was ordained auxiliary bishop of Melbourne in 1988 and appointed Archbishop of the same in 1996 - he moved to Sydney in 2001). His Eminence was the first Australian to be appointed as a member the CDF (see Livingstone, George Pell, p 202), and I am not aware of any others until this latest appointment (although some may have been delegates, advisers, etc). 

What a singular honour for His Grace - felicitations.