Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green is the Bishop of Wilcannia Forbes and our Parish Priest. He was born in 1968 in Forbes NSW, the son of Paul Green and Lorna nee Macbeth.

He studied for the priesthood at Vianney College in Wagga Wagga, made his Solemn Profession in the Order of St Paul the Hermit in 1996 and was ordained a priest the following year on 22 November 1997 as Pauline Father. Fr. Columba servers as Administrator of Tarcutta Parish from 1998 to 2002; from 2000 to 2014 he served as a New South Wales and Queensland Police Chaplain. At the time of his appointment as Bishop he was the Provincial Vicar of the Pauline Fathers for Australia. The Bishop’s appointment by Pope Francis was announced on 12 April 2014 and he was ordained on 3 July 2014 at Holy Family Church in Parkes.

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