PORTLAND — Bishop Robert Deeley has announced that, effective Jan. 16, 2023, Fr. Anthanasius Wirsiy has been appointed administrator of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish in Camden.

The parish is composed of Our Lady of Good Hope Church, Camden; St. Bernard Church, Rockland; St. Francis of Assisi Church, Belfast; and St. Mary of the Isles Church, Islesboro.

Fr. Athanasius has served as a chaplain, parish priest, rector and finance secretary for the Diocese of Kumbo in Cameroon. Since arriving in Maine in 2016, he has served at parishes in Portland, Peaks Island, Bucksport, Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, as well as in hospital ministry.