On 7 October 2019, Pope Francis appointed Most Rev Anthony Randazzo the fourth Bishop of Broken Bay.
Born in Sydney, Bishop Anthony grew up in southeast Queensland and went on to study at the Pius XII Provincial Seminary and the University of Queensland. He was ordained a priest for Brisbane Archdiocese in 1991. After parish and diocesan responsibilities in Brisbane, Bishop Anthony moved to Rome, where he gained qualifications in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He would later work for five years at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Upon returning to Australia, Bishop Anthony served as rector of Holy Spirit Seminary, which trains priests for the five dioceses of Queensland, before being appointed an auxiliary bishop for Sydney in 2016.
Bishop Anthony said during his ministry, and especially his ministry in neighbouring Sydney Archdiocese, he has observed the Diocese of Broken Bay to be “a vibrant, animated, and Spirit-filled Church”.
“I have a great sense of hopeful expectation as I anticipate how we will live the life of faith and discipleship together and how we will give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ in our world,” Bishop Randazzo said.
“I am grateful to God and to Pope Francis for the trust that has been placed in me to lead, guide and accompany the people of God in the Diocese of Broken Bay.
“With the priests and deacons by my side, I pray that we will serve Christ’s faithful with charity, mercy and joy. I look forward to meeting the people of the diocese from all walks of life, age and culture.”
Bishop Anthony was installed as the fourth Bishop of Broken Bay on Monday 4 November 2019, the Feast Day of St Charles Borromeo, at The Light of Christ Centre, Waitara in a beautiful Liturgical Reception and Solemn Mass.
See Bishop Anthony Randazzo's welcome message to the people of Broken Bay: