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NEW ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY

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The Holy Father has appointed Sydney -born Anthony Fisher O.P. until now Bishop of Parramatta, and a former Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Sydney to succeed His Eminence George Cardinal Pell as Archbishop of Sydney.


Most Rev Anthony Fisher OPMost Rev Anthony Fisher OP
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Bishop of Parramatta
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Born in Sydney in 1960 to Colin and Gloria Fisher, he was baptised Anthony Colin Joseph at St Thérèse Church, Lakemba, and attended the parish school in 1965 and 1966.
Thereafter, he attended St Michael’s School, Lane Cove, Holy Cross College, Ryde, and St Ignatius’ College Riverview.
At the University of Sydney he received degrees in History and Law before practising law in a city firm. Dominican friarIn 1985, Bishop Anthony entered the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), a religious order dedicated to preaching the Catholic faith in the context of a life of study, prayer and community.
He studied for the priesthood in Melbourne, receiving an honours degree i…