Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP reappointed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to a second five-year term on the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The CDF is the top Vatican body for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine.

Pope Francis meets Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP ahead of a meeting of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in February 2020. Photo: courtesy of L’Osservatore

Appointment to the CDF, which the Archbishop has held since 2015, is an acknowledgement of an individual’s deep proficiency and expertise in the Catholic faith.

The position also recognises Archbishop Fisher’s expertise in fields such as bioethics where, even as a priest, he was widely regarded as one of Australia’s top experts.

In 2019 the Archbishop was also appointed to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and serves as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.