Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bishop Bernard Longley appointed Archbishop of Birmingham

So it has been announced today. Congratulations to him and to Birmingham. They have gained a holy pastor.

Below is a video of an interview with him after hearing of his appointment. He looks forward to the beatification of John Henry Newman and the visit of Pope Benedict XVI. He speaks about families who have a catholic heritage but who lack the confidence to express and live their catholic faith and the challenge of winning them back to the Church. He says how the Church has the right message on life issues and the people to provide support. I'm sure he will be much loved by the people of the Birmingham Archdiocese and he will love them too. Let us assure him of our prayers.

Bishop Bernard Longley: Archbishop-elect of Birmingham from Catholic Church (England/Wales) on Vimeo.

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