By NZ Catholic | Posted: Thursday February 22, 2018

Pope Francis has appointed our former chaplain Fr Michael Dooley as the new Bishop of Dunedin Diocese

Bishop-elect Father Dooley will be the seventh Bishop of Dunedin and succeeds Bishop Colin Campbell who has served in this role for almost 14 years.

New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) president Bishop Patrick Dunn said, “Father Michael’s affinity with the people of the Dunedin diocese and his long service to the region of Southland and Otago make him the ideal successor for this role.”