Friday, 10 October 2008

A word from the Pope

A couple of weeks ago Bishop Campbell was in Rome, taking part in a meeting for newly-ordained bishops from all around the world. As part of the meeting he had an opportunity to meet Pope Benedict. The Holy Father asked him who he was and where he was from. The Bishop replied by introducing himself as Bishop Michael Campbell from Lancaster, to which the Pope said, "Send my greetings to everyone there." Each bishop must visit the Pope every five years, so that the Holy Father receives regular updates from the Church across the world. It is wonderful to know that, however briefly, his thoughts and prayers were with the people of our own Diocese of Lancaster. Bishop Campbell told the story of his meeting on a recent visit to the Cathedral Primary School; a report on the visit can be seen here.