Monsignor Robert McGuckin appointed Bishop of Toowoomba

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Monsignor Robert McGuckin, Vicar General of the Diocese of Parramatta has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Toowoomba.

Mons McGuckin has been engaged in positions of leadership in the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Diocese of Parramatta.

He is presently Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia in Parramatta as well as Judicial Vicar of the Regional Tribunal for NSW and the ACT. 

Bishop Brian Finnigan, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Toowoomba said the following in a media statement: 

“His ministry over the years in Australia and overseas has given him deep insight into the beauty and mystery of human relationships and the struggles which many individuals endure in their journey of life.”

“He is well equipped to lead people to a deeper liturgical and spiritual life. He has had years of involvement in the daily life of parishes.”

“I am confident that the priests, religious and lay faithful will give a warm welcome to Mons  McGuckin so that his gifts and skills can flourish and that the Diocese will continue the traditions of which it is renowned.”

“Everyone is invited to pray a blessing on Mons McGuckin’s ministry that is will be very fruitful and will build on the achievements of his predecessors. “

For media enquiries, please contact Jane Favotto, Communications Director, Diocese of Parramatta.