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New bishop of Lismore Fr Greg Homeming.
New bishop of Lismore Fr Greg Homeming.

The new catholic bishop for Lismore was ordained yesterday becoming the first Chinese-Australian bishop and sixth bishop of Lismore. Fr Greg Homeming OCD born in Shepparton in Victoria and joined the discalced (without shoes) carmelite order in 1985.

The archbishop of Sydney, who has known the future bishop for many years and was ordained to the priesthood in the same year, offered him his warmest congratulations.

‘He is well-known and loved as a spiritual father, has given numerous retreats to priests and is highly regarded by them as a consequence,’ archbishop Fisher said.

‘His experience as superior of the discalced carmelites over many years has equipped him with expertise in governance and administration. He is deeply intelligent, gentle but firm, faithful and compassionate.

‘The people and priests of Lismore will be very blessed by the appointment of their new bishop.’

Fr Greg Homeming OCD is a former lawyer, having taken degrees in Economics and Law (B.Ec and LLB) at Sydney University and working as a lawyer in a Sydney law firm from 1981 to 1985.

He studied for the priesthood in Melbourne, taking a B.Theol from the Melbourne College of Divinity and an MA in Philosophy from Melbourne University in 1991 and was ordained to the priesthood on 20 July that year.

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