Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.
Bishop Séamus has been appointed as Apostolic Administrator, by Pope Francis, until Bishop Robert’s installation on 25th March 2019.
Some of our children represented St Mark's at a Welcome Mass for Bishop Robert in March.
We are busy making a 'Welcome Page' for a book for him. We wish him Luck in his new post.
We thank you for the work of Bishop Seamus.
We pray that he enjoys a long, happy and fulfilling retirement.
We give thanks for Bishop Robert.
We ask that you send him strength and wisdom to lead our diocesan family.
We pray that he will feel welcomed and happy in his new home.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen