Pope Benedict yesterday accepted the resignation of Bishop Brian Noble upon his having reach the age of retirement. I would like to wish Bishop Noble well in his retirement. Bishop Noble is succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop Mark Davies. Let us assure Bishop Davies of our prayers as he assumes full pastoral responsility for the flock in the Shrewsbury diocese.
A slideshow of his episcopal ordination can be found at flickr.
News items about Bishop Davies can be found at:
Independent Catholic News
Local Pastoral Area 24