Pope accepts Bishop Saunders’ resignation

On August 28, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Christopher Saunders as the Bishop of Broome. Bishop Saunders was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Broome in 1976 and was appointed bishop of the diocese in 1995, and ordained Bishop of Broome early the next year.

When announcing the resignation, Pope Francis also appointed Geraldton Bishop Michael Morrissey apostolic administrator of the diocese.

The Diocese of Broome issued a statement to coincide with the resignation, which can be read here.