Thursday, March 18, 2010

A new British bishop

It has been announced today that the Holy Father has appointed Father Ralph Heskett CSsR as Bishop of Gibraltar. This from the Southwark diocesan website:

Our congratulations and best wishes to Father Ralph Heskett CSsR who has been appointed as the new Bishop of Gibraltar, following the retirement of Bishop Charles Caruana.

Bishop-elect Ralph was born in Sunderland in 1953. He made his religious profession in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer in 1971 and was ordained priest in 1976.

He has worked in Scotland and England and has undertaken vocation and mission work as well as his parochial responsibilities.

He has had a close association with the Southwark diocese having been the Redemptorist Master of Novices at Canterbury from 1997 until 1999 and Parish Priest of St Mary's, Clapham, from 1999 until 2008.

We keep him in our prayers as he undertakes his new responsibilities.

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