Bishop Mark has been appointed by Pope Francis to be the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Vatican announced last Wednesday 27 April. We are sure that our readers, along with many others in Plymouth Diocese, wish him well and will pray for his success in his new role. A Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving for Bishop Mark will be celebrated at Plymouth Cathedral on Monday, 30 May, at 12 noon. He will be installed in his new post at Cardiff Cathedral on 20 June.
In Truro as with the rest of the Diocese, it is a time of uncertainty for us, as no successor to Bishop Mark has yet been announced. We understand that when Bishop Mark is installed in Cardiff, the Cathedral Chapter of Canons will meet to elect a priest to be our Diocesan Administrator until a new Bishop of Plymouth is appointed by the Holy Father.
Meanwhile, we are asked to pray that the Holy Spirit will both guide all those involved in the process of appointing our new Bishop, and will give the chosen successor the grace and courage to undertake this ministry.