Bishop McKenna welcomes announcement of new Pope

MEDIA RELEASE

14th March 2013

 

Bishop McKenna welcomes announcement of new Pope

 

Bishop Michael McKenna has given thanks for the election of Pope Francis, announced on 14th March 2013.

“We thank God for our new Pope, Francis. We ask God’s blessing and guidance on him as he begins this unique and vital service for the Church” Bishop McKenna said.

Before giving his blessing to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square and all connected with that event through radio, TV and internet, Pope Francis knelt and asked the people to pray for him. Bishop McKenna said by doing so “He reminds us that the mission of the Church is entrusted to all of us, each in his or her own way”.

In choosing the name Francis, the new Pope calls on the example and intercession of one of our greatest saints. Bishop McKenna remarked “St. Francis is popularly known for rejoicing in God’s creation and knowing he was part of it. He is also famous for his simplicity of life and solidarity with the poor. Both of these qualities come out of the fact that St. Francis took seriously the promises of Christ and lived joyfully and hopefully according to them”.

“We pray not only that Pope Francis will be blessed with such graces, but that the whole Church will be”.

 

 

 

Media Enquiries to Fiona Lewis on (02) 6334 6400 or 0400 555 387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

14th March 2013

 

 

 

Bishop McKenna welcomes announcement of new Pope

 

 

Bishop Michael McKenna has given thanks for the election of Pope Francis I, announced early this morning.


“We thank God for our new Pope, Francis. We ask God’s blessing and guidance on him as he begins this unique and vital service for the Church” Bishop McKenna said.

 

Before giving his blessing to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square and all connected with that event through radio, TV and internet, Pope Francis knelt and asked the people to pray for him. Bishop McKenna said by doing so “He reminds us that the mission of the Church is entrusted to all of us, each in his or her own way”.

 

In choosing the name Francis, the new Pope calls on the example and intercession of one of our greatest saints. Bishop McKenna remarked “St. Francis is popularly known for rejoicing in God’s creation and knowing he was part of it. He is also famous for his simplicity of life and solidarity with the poor. Both of these qualities come out of the fact that St. Francis took seriously the promises of Christ and lived joyfully and hopefully according to them”.

 

“We pray not only that Pope Francis will be blessed with such graces, but that the whole Church will be”.

 

 

 

 

Media Enquiries to Fiona Lewis on (02) 6334 6400 or 0400 555 387

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

PO Box 246  Bathurst  NSW  2795

Phone: 6334 6400  Fax: 6331 9453  email: (remove XX) bishop XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

14th March 2013

 

 

 

Bishop McKenna welcomes announcement of new Pope

 

 

Bishop Michael McKenna has given thanks for the election of Pope Francis I, announced early this morning.


“We thank God for our new Pope, Francis. We ask God’s blessing and guidance on him as he begins this unique and vital service for the Church” Bishop McKenna said.

 

Before giving his blessing to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square and all connected with that event through radio, TV and internet, Pope Francis knelt and asked the people to pray for him. Bishop McKenna said by doing so “He reminds us that the mission of the Church is entrusted to all of us, each in his or her own way”.

 

In choosing the name Francis, the new Pope calls on the example and intercession of one of our greatest saints. Bishop McKenna remarked “St. Francis is popularly known for rejoicing in God’s creation and knowing he was part of it. He is also famous for his simplicity of life and solidarity with the poor. Both of these qualities come out of the fact that St. Francis took seriously the promises of Christ and lived joyfully and hopefully according to them”.

 

“We pray not only that Pope Francis will be blessed with such graces, but that the whole Church will be”.

 

 

 

 

Media Enquiries to Fiona Lewis on (02) 6334 6400 or 0400 555 387

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

PO Box 246  Bathurst  NSW  2795

Phone: 6334 6400  Fax: 6331 9453  email: (remove XX) bishop XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au

 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

14th March 2013

 

 

 

Bishop McKenna welcomes announcement of new Pope

 

 

Bishop Michael McKenna has given thanks for the election of Pope Francis I, announced early this morning.


“We thank God for our new Pope, Francis. We ask God’s blessing and guidance on him as he begins this unique and vital service for the Church” Bishop McKenna said.

 

Before giving his blessing to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square and all connected with that event through radio, TV and internet, Pope Francis knelt and asked the people to pray for him. Bishop McKenna said by doing so “He reminds us that the mission of the Church is entrusted to all of us, each in his or her own way”.

 

In choosing the name Francis, the new Pope calls on the example and intercession of one of our greatest saints. Bishop McKenna remarked “St. Francis is popularly known for rejoicing in God’s creation and knowing he was part of it. He is also famous for his simplicity of life and solidarity with the poor. Both of these qualities come out of the fact that St. Francis took seriously the promises of Christ and lived joyfully and hopefully according to them”.

 

“We pray not only that Pope Francis will be blessed with such graces, but that the whole Church will be”.

 

 

 

 

Media Enquiries to Fiona Lewis on (02) 6334 6400 or 0400 555 387

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

PO Box 246  Bathurst  NSW  2795

Phone: 6334 6400  Fax: 6331 9453  email: (remove XX) bishop XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au


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