Pope Francis has appointed as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, Fr Robert Byrne, until now National Ecumenical Officer for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Fr Robert Byrne’s episcopal ordination will take place at 11am on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, St Chad’s Cathedral. He will succeed Bishop Philip Pargeter, who has been Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham since 1990.

catholicnews.org.uk

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