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A Word of Welcome

from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Welcome to The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia which appears now in its 2020 - 2021 edition. The Directory provides a unique insight into the vast array of communities and services that make up the Catholic Church in this country and beyond. It speaks of a Church deeply committed to the work of the Gospel and to the service of the world..

In this year we have entered a strange new landscape as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In Australia and around the world, the Church finds itself in an unprecedented situation where we must balance social distancing and spiritual closeness.

In the midst of great uncertainty, one thing is sure: the Catholic Directory is a unique help to staying in touch even when isolation is required.

I thank Sally Heath and Christine Moore of the National Council of Priests office for their work in compiling the Directory in this extraordinary time.

It is a real service to information and communication within the Church and, to that extent, a gift to all of us as we journey through affliction to a more peaceful time.

Mark Coleridge

ARCHBISHOP OF BRISBANE
President
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
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