Vicar General and Moderator

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Very Rev Dr David Ranson is the Vicar General of the Diocese of Broken Bay. Fr David served as Vicar General under the leadership of the third bishop of Broken Bay, Most Rev Peter A Comensoli. He was then elected Diocesan Administrator by the College of Consultors in August 2018 following Bishop Peter's appointment by the Holy Father to the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

As Diocesan Administrator, Fr David led the Diocese of Broken Bay for 16 months during the period between bishops, Canon Law states that there can be no innovation, but the many initiatives of Bishop Comensoli’s were progressed through to their conclusion, with many functions and ministries of the Church continuing as normal. Under Fr David's guidance and Bishop Peter's former vision, the Korean Catholic Chaplaincy and the Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy were both established in Broken Bay.

With the installation of Most Rev Anthony Randazzo as the fourth Bishop of Broken Bay on 4 November 2019, Fr David now resumes his role as Vicar General.