While visiting Rome Abbot Torres engages in talks regarding the structure and administration of the Kimberley Vicariate as well as the newly established Drysdale River Mission. On May 4th, three changes are confirmed by the Holy Father: Separation of the Drysdale River Mission from the Kimberley Vicariate. It is officially named a “Mission Sui Juris” which falls under the jurisdiction of the Benedictines at New Norcia. Elevation of Abbot Torres to Bishop Fulgentius Torres O.S.B Appointment of Bishop Fulgentius Torres O.S.B as the new Administrator to the Vicariate Apostolic of the Kimberley in Western Australia.

Broome Diocese acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders, both past and present, of the lands on which Broome Diocese offices and operations are located.