Thursday, 18 March 2010
New Bishop of Gibraltar
Fr Ralph Heskett CSSR has been appointed as Bishop of Gibraltar to succeed Bishop Caruana who has retired on reaching the age of 75. Fr Heskett was born in 1953, professed as a Redemptorist in 1971 and ordained priest in 1976. He has worked in a variety of offices in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, particular in work for vocations. His appointment is of particular interest to people in the Archdiocese of Southwark since he was from 1998-2008 parish priest of the Redemptorist parish of Our Immaculate Lady of Victories (known as "St Mary's") in Clapham. (pictured) The official announcement is at today's Vatican Bollettino.
Please remember bishop-elect Heskett in your prayers.
UPDATE: That pesky Father John Boyle managed to find a picture of Fr Heskett for Caritas in Veritate. I couldn't find anything on google images. Ecce: