Congratulations Bishop Bernard Longley
Vatican Imformation Service says:
- Bishop Bernard Longley, auxiliary of Westminster, England, as metropolitan archbishop of Birmingham (area 9,936 , population 5,333,791, Catholics 275,621, priests 391, permanent deacons 76, religious 669), England. The archbishop-elect was born in Manchester, England in 1955, he was ordained a priest in 1981 and consecrated a bishop in 2003.I remember him from the seminary, gentle, kindly intelligent, patient and Catholic. Such a good choice.
And yesterday the Bishop for the Forces was ordained, Richard Moth, things are looking up.