Adelaide gets new Catholic archbishop

Canberra Times

May 25, 2020

The new Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Patrick O’Regan, is set to be officially installed at a special service in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.

The ceremony will be conducted on Monday by Apostolic Administrator Bishop Greg O’Kelly with only a small number of representatives of the Adelaide Archdiocese present because of COVID-19 restrictions.

It would normally attract more than 2000 people including priests and bishops from around Australia.

Archbishop O’Regan was appointed by Pope Francis to take charge of the Adelaide Archdiocese in March following the resignation of Archbishop Philip Wilson in July 2018.

Archbishop Wilson had earlier been convicted in NSW of covering up child sex abuse by a pedophile priest in the Hunter region.

But later the same year he had his conviction overturned on appeal.

Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.