Port Pirie’s Bishop Gregory O’Kelly has been chosen to temporarily take over disgraced Archbishop Phillip Wilsons position in Adelaide.
Bishop O’Kelly will still hold the position in Port Pirie but will split his time and duties between the two cities.
He was anointed by the Pope after the conviction of Archbishop Wilson for covering up sex crimes in the 1970’s.
Wilson was found guilty in court in May of failing to report to police the repeated abuse of two altar boys by pedophile priest James Fletcher in NSW.
Bishop O’Kelly will take over the administrative responsibilities and the authority of the Archdiocese until any future decision from Pope Francis.
He says his mission is to provide stability for Catholics in the current challenging time for the church.