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Archbishop Carroll re-elected Bishops' Conference President


Archbishop Francis Carroll of Canberra-Goulburn has been re-elected as President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC).

Archbishop Carroll, 73, was re-elected by his brother Bishops in a vote during the opening session of the ACBC Plenary Meeting in Sydney on Friday.

He has held the position of ACBC President since 2000.

Also in Friday's vote, Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby was re-elected as ACBC Vice-President.

The President and Vice-President of Conference are each elected for a term of two years.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, a permanent institution, is the assembly of the bishops of Australia, exercising together certain pastoral offices for Christ's faithful in Australia.

SOURCE
Archbishop Francis Carroll re-elected as President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 7/5/04)

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Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn | Archbishop Francis Carroll
Archbishop Carroll signals 'interesting' election campaign (CathNews 19/3/04)
Catholic Voice - Archbishop


10 May 2004