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Fr Karol Kulczycki SDS, Bishop-elect of Port Pirie, Australia Fr Karol Kulczycki SDS, Bishop-elect of Port Pirie, Australia 

Pope appoints new Bishop to the Diocese of Port Pirie, Australia

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, SJ and has appointed Father Karol Kulczycki SDS as bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie in Australia.

By Vatican News

On Saturday, Pope Francis's appointment of Father Karol Kulczycki, SDS, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie was announced.

The Bishop-elect was born in Góra, Poland in 1966. He entered the Society of the Divine Saviour (also known as the Salvatorians) in 1987 and professed solemn vows in 1992. 

In 1994, he was ordained a priest in Poland and began to serve there in his Congregation's vocational office.

He transferred to Australia in 1997 and carried out the roles of chaplain, parochial vicar and pastor.

Bishop-elect Kulczycki served as Provincial Superior for the Salvatorians in Australia from 2010-2018. In 2018 he was called back to Poland where he has been serving as Vice Provincial.

01 August 2020, 12:00