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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Salvado, Right Rev. Rosendo

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Salvado, Right Rev. Rosendo, D.D., O.S.B., ex-Bishop of Victoria (or Port Victoria), Northern Australia, in the province of Sydney, was consecrated on August 15th, 1849. On March 12th, 1867, the Abbey Nullius was formally constituted at New Norcia, W.A., by Pope Pins IX., and Dr. Salvado elected first Lord High Abbot of the Benedictine community at New Norcia, where he resides and conducts a remarkable mission to the aborigines. He is the only mitred abbot in Australia. Bishop Salvado, who was born at Tuy, in Spain, was permitted by the Pope in 1891 to resign the bishopric of Port Victoria, and is now Bishop of Adrana in partibus.