Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP delivers his keynote speech at the Renaissance of Marriage Conference 2019.
Ordained a priest of the Dominican Order in 1991, Archbishop Fisher achieved a Doctorate from Oxford and lectured at tertiary institutions in Australia including the John-Paul II Institute in Melbourne, where he was also founding Director.
As Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney (2003 – 2010) he played a central role in hosting World Youth Day in 2008. He was subsequently appointed Bishop of Parramatta (2010) and then Archbishop of Sydney (2014). In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis as a Member of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. He has been an ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life since 2004, the body that advises the Church on bioethics.
In 2018, Archbishop Fisher participated in the Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment and was also elected Vice-President of the Australian Bishops and Chair of the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education. Until late 2018, he was Chair of the Bishops Commission for Family, Youth and Life and as Bishops’ Delegate for Youth.
A prolific author, Archbishop Fisher has published numerous books and articles on topics including immigration debate, abortion, bioethics, healthcare, suffering, law and theology.