Well, there’s a pleasant surprise. Seems the Australian file is open on His Holiness’s desk again, and this time Canberra gets to celebrate the appointment of a new Archbishop.
Sentire Cum Ecclesia congratulates Archbishop-elect Bishop Christopher Prowse on his elevation to the Capital See of Australia. I had the great pleasure of working with the new archbishop when he was Vicar General and then an auxiliary in Melbourne. I particularly got to know him well when he travelled with us on our Catholic Muslim Pilgrimage to Istanbul and Rome in 2009.
I remember that my wife gave me a St Christopher’s medal when I set out on that trip. I wonder if the patron Saint of Travellers had anything to do with this appointment – given he is also the patron of Canberra’s cathedral?
I wish +Christopher and the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn every blessing for the future.