Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. Robert McGuckin
as bishop of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. The bishop-elect was born in Sydney,
Australia in 1944 and ordained a priest in 1973. Among other roles, he has
worked in pastoral care in numerous parishes, as professor of canon law and as
judge of the appeals tribunal of Australia and New Zealand. He was currently serving the Diocese of Parramatta as Vicar General.
The bishop-elect received his JCL from St. Paul University in Ottawa in 1984 and has been an active member of the Society since 2000. He is a Past-President of the Canon Law Society of New Zealand and Australia.
Please join the CLSA in congratulating Msgr. McGuckin in this new appointment.