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New bishop for Sydney's Maronite community

The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Francesco Canalini, has announced the appointment of Monsignor Ad Abi Karam as new bishop of the Lebanese Maronite Diocese of St Maroun of Sydney.

Monsignor Karam will replace Bishop Joseph Hitti, whose resignation has been accepted for reasons of age.

The appointement - by Pope John Paul II - was made public on Friday.

Maronite Catholic Church of Australia