Julian C. Porteous- Biography - Ordination as Bishop

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Archbihsop PorteousPope John Paul II named Archbishop Porteous as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney in July 2003 and he was ordained by Cardinal George Pell at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on September 3, 2003.

He has been assigned the Titular See of Urusi, which is in modern-day Tunisia.

Archbishop Porteous chose as his motto, “Gratia et Veritas” – “Grace and Truth”. St John describes the Lord as bringing “grace and truth” (John 1:17). Grace is the work of the Holy Spirit bringing about conversion and the nurturing of faith. Truth is also the gift of the “Spirit of Truth” (John 14:17) who enlightens the mind. The Holy Spirit is the agent of the work of God in us – bringing us to faith and then transforming our minds and leading us “into all truth” (John 16:13).