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Bishop Mark Coleridge gets Vatican guernsey

Melbourne Auxiliary Bishop, Mark Coleridge, has been given further recognition by Rome. On Saturday it was announced Bishop Coleridge has been appointed as a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

The formal announcement from the Vatican Information Service stated:

On Saturday January 24, it was made public that the Holy Father:
- Appointed the following prelates as members of the Pontifical Council for Culture: Cardinals Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dionigi Tettamanzi, archbishop of Milan, Italy, Polycarp Pengo, archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Francis Eugene George, archbishop of Chicago, U.S.A., Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, archbishop of Santiago de Chile, Chile, Lubomyr Husar, major archbishop of Lviv of the Ukraines; Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Bishop Mark Benedict Coleridge, auxiliary of Melbourne, Australia and Bishop Fabio Duque Jaramillo of Armenia, Colombia.
Bishop Coleridge was appointed an Auxiliary of Melbourne on 3rd Mary 2002. He was born in 1948. For a full bio see the link below.

VIS - Formal announcement of appointment
Archdiocese of Melb

27 Jan 2004