Pope names Canberra Archbishop

Australia – Bishop Christopher Prowse has been named Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, Australia.

The Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese has been without a bishop since Archbishop Mark Coleridge was moved to Brisbane in April of 2012.

The Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese has a population of some 620,000, with a Catholic population of 176,500. They are served by around 120 priests and 200 religious.

Christopher Prowse was born in East Melbourne in 1953, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1980. He received episcopal ordination in 2003 and served as an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne before being named in 2009 the bishop of Sale, Australia.