NSW MELBOURNE PRIEST APPOINTED BISHOP 26/03/99 3:48:38
The Pope has appointed Melbourne Cathedral Administrator Fr Luc Julianus Matthys as Bishop of Armidale. The news was announced by Apostolic Nuncio Archbisohop Francesco Canalini. Fr Matthys was born in Belgium in 1935, and ordained in 1961 for the Diocese of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was incardinated into the Melbourne Archdiocese in 1976, where he worked in three parishes before his appointment as Dean and Administrator of St Patrick's Cathedral last August.