Historic Moment for New Archbishop

WelCom June 2020: Adelaide’s new Catholic leader, Patrick O’Regan, was installed as the 12th Archbishop of Adelaide in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on 25 May, 2020. Never before has an…

WelCom June 2020:

Historic Moment for New Archbishop Archdiocese of Wellington
Bishop Patrick O’Regan, the 12th Archbishop of Adelaide.
Photo: ACBC

Adelaide’s new Catholic leader, Patrick O’Regan, was installed as the 12th Archbishop of Adelaide in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on 25 May, 2020. Never before has an archbishop taken over his new flock in such circumstances – with only a handful of people present but thousands of people from around South Australia, wider Australia and overseas watching via live streaming. The installation ceremony was conducted by Apostolic Administrator Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ with about 30 people participating in the Mass, due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Archbishop O’Regan was appointed by Pope Francis to the Adelaide Archdiocese on 19 March 2020, following the resignation of Archbishop Philip Wilson in July 2018. Archbishop O’Regan arrived in Adelaide on 5 May and spent two weeks observing the Covid-19 protocol of isolation. Originally from Bathurst, New South Wales, he was ordained a priest in 1983 and consecrated as Bishop of Sale in 2015.

Source: Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide