News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
- A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
It has been a very special start to the month of September with the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Thomas Neylon as Bishop of Plestia and our new Auxiliary Bishop by Archbishop Malcolm on 3 September, the Feast of St Gregory the Great.
It was a glorious day as once again priests and people from throughout the archdiocese and beyond were able to gather in the Metropolitan Cathedral for a major celebration. Many months have passed since this was last possible and it was wonderful to see the Church united again in welcoming Bishop Tom to his new ministry among us. Bishop Paul Swarbrick, the Bishop of Lancaster, who studied for the priesthood with Bishop Tom, preached the homily and we were also joined by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishops from throughout England and Wales, reminding us that we are united in prayer with the Church in our country.
The Apostolic Nuncio, His Excellency Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, read the mandate from Pope Francis appointing Bishop Tom, displaying our unity with Pope Francis and the universal Church.
Our congratulations and prayers go to Bishop Tom as we wish him many more years of fruitful service among us – ad multos annos.