News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
Last month the annual Holy Land Coordination took place when Bishops from across Europe and North America met in the Holy Land to promote dialogue and peace.
This year the meeting was based in Ramallah and included a visit to Gaza. The bishops also met with young people in both Jerusalem and Ramallah to listen to their hopes and experiences living in a divided land. The visit is organised by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales and Canon Mark Madden, Parish Priest of Our Lady and English Martyrs in Litherland, is Secretary to the gathering. It is because of his involvement with the Holy Land that Father Mark was created an Honorary Canon of the Holy Sepulchre last year.
Our profile this month is Bishop Tom Williams, our Auxiliary Bishop. It was announced last month that Bishop Tom is to be given the freedom of the City of Liverpool in a ceremony later this year. Bishop Tom has always been the greatest of ambassadors for his home City where he has lived and ministered for all his priestly life. The honour is a just reward for his work for Church and City and our congratulations go to him.