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Bishops Forum

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

My Journey in the Synodal Church

presented by

Archbishop Mark Coleridge


Archbishop Mark Coleridge majored in English and French in his degree at Melbourne University before discerning a call to the priesthood. He was ordained in Melbourne in 1974 and worked as an assistant priest in various Melbourne parishes before studying Sacred Scripture in Rome and Jerusalem for four years. He returned to Melbourne and taught Scripture, then back to Rome for doctoral studies. After this he came home to teach at the Catholic Theological College. From 1997 to 2001 he worked in the Vatican Secretariat of State. In 2002 he was episcopally ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, in 2006 Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn and in 2012 Metropolitan Archbishop of Brisbane. After his experience at the Synod on the Family he was a natural choice to head the commission that organised our Plenary Council.

In reflecting upon his four decades as a priest and a Bishop, Archbishop Mark has noted that almost nothing had turned out as he expected but invariably events had turned out better than they would have had be planned them himself. As he has been moved to reflect “Jesus often surprises, but he never disappoints”.


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May 5
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Catalyst for Renewal
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