Hunter Valley News

Maitland-Newcastle Catholic bishop named: Pope Francis appoints Michael Kennedy to succeed Bill Wright

Matt Carr
Updated February 3 2023 - 6:41pm, first published 7:05am
Serving Bishop of Armidale Michael Kennedy has been named the new leader of the Maitland-Newcastle diocese by Pope Francis.
Serving Bishop of Armidale Michael Kennedy has been named the new leader of the Maitland-Newcastle diocese by Pope Francis.

HUNTER Catholics have awoken to a new bishop at the helm after an overnight announcement from Pope Francis in Rome.

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Matt Carr

Matt Carr

Newcastle Herald deputy editor

Matt began his Newcastle Herald career as a cadet in 2009. He is a Walkley nominated reporter who has covered councils, police and general news rounds across the Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Newcastle. Now his focus is on digital storytelling and breaking news.