We are happy to announce that the Holy Father Francis appointed Fr. Karol Kulczycki SDS as Bishop of Port Pirie (Australia)
Fr. Karol Kulczycki was born on 19th October 1966 in Gora, archdiocese of Wroclaw (Poland). He entered the Salvatorian novitiate in 1987 and made his religious profession on 8th September 1988. After studies of philosophy and theology at the Salvatorian Major Seminary in Bagno, Poland, he was ordained to the priesthood on 28th May 1994 in Trzebinia, Poland.
After ordination he was appointed as a member and then director of the Salvatorian Vocation Centre of the Polish Province. In 1997 he began his work in the Australian Region of the Polish province, serving in different parishes entrusted to the pastoral care of our religious institute, as well as a school chaplain. In 2009 he was elected as Regional Superior in Australia. In 2018 he was elected as vicar provincial of the Polish Province and returned to Poland, where he also ministered as a spiritual director of the Lay Salvatorians. He also served as a member of the International SDS Vocation Team and of the Communication Team.
We sincerely congratulate Fr. Karol, his family, the confreres of the Polish Province. We wish him all the best and God's blessing for this important service for the Church.