Bishop Patrick O’Regan was installed as the ninth Archbishop of Adelaide on the solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians, Monday May 25, at 11.00am (AEST) in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral Mass.
Bishop O’Regan leaves the Diocese of Sale, Victoria to take on the role of Archbishop in Adelaide, and succeeds Archbishop Philip Wilson who resigned from the position in July 2018.
“They have also no doubt been looking forward to the Pope’s announcement of a new Archbishop. I pray that I will be the pastor that the Church in Adelaide needs at this time,” said Bishop O’Regan.
Patrick Michael O’Regan was born in Bathurst in 1958. He was educated at St Joseph’s Primary School in Perthville, the village in which he grew up, and at St Stanislaus’ College Bathurst. He undertook seminary training at St Columba’s College Springwood and St Patrick’s College Manly, and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Bathurst in 1983.
He was appointed Bishop of Sale in December 2014, with his episcopal consecration in February 2015. He holds a licentiate in sacred liturgy and sacramental theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris and is a member of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.
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