The Prelate's Visit to Australia and NZ

August 2023 - Australia and New Zealand had the joy of welcoming Mosignor Fernando Ocariz during his pastoral trip to the region.

From August 8 to August 26 of 2023, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei, visited Australia and New Zealand.

Image by Jonty Gardner

Many young families waited to greet Msgr. Ocariz when he touched down at Sydney International Airport - with balloons, big smiles and banners on hand, such as one that read: “G’day Father! Welcome to Sydney, Australia.” Read more about his arrival here.

On Sunday 13 August 2023, the Prelate of Opus Dei spent time meeting young people – students and young professionals – many of whom attend spiritual formation with Opus Dei. They were very excited to see the Father, as they often refer to him. Read more here about his visits to Warrane College and Creston College

From 16-19 August 2023, the Prelate of Opus Dei spent time in Melbourne and Brisbane. Read more about these days here.

On Sunday 20 August, no less than 2,000 people gathered in Sydney for a joyful get-together with the Prelate. Read all about it here. 

He completed the pastoral trip in NZ - read more here