Monday, April 30, 2007

Important Episcopal Appointment: Pope names Msgr. Peter J. Elliott Bishop

Vatican Information Service reports that the Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Peter J. Elliott as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Melbourne (area 27,194, population 3,554,000, Catholics 1,039,000, priests 584, religious 1,888). Bishop-elect Elliott was born in Melbourne in 1943 and ordained a priest in 1973.

Comment: This is a significant appointment from a liturgical perspective.

Msgr. Peter J. Elliott, now Bishop-elect Peter J. Elliott, is the author of The Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite and Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year published by Ignatius Press.

Bishop-elect Elliott has been a reform of the reform voice for a number of years now.

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