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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

2 New Bishops for 1 Diocese

The Holy Father has named two new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Southwark, England: Father Patrick K. Lynch, SS.CC. and Father Paul Hendricks, a priest of the Archdiocese.

Bishop-elect Lynch was born in Ireland in 1947, went to seminary in the United States, was ordained a priest in 1972, and has served in various parishes as well as Provincial and other positions for his order. He has been Pastor of St Chad Parish in Norwood since 2003 and Episcopal Vicar for Southwark since 2001.

Bishop-elect Hendricks was born in England in 1956, studied at Oxford, and worked in scientific research before entering the seminary and attending the Venerable English College in Rome. He was ordained in 1984, completed a Masters degree in Philosophy degree at the Gregorian University and returned to England where he taught at seminary and served in parishes. He has been Pastor at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in London since 2000.

The Holy Father today also approved the elections of 4 Maronite bishops: Fr. Georges Bou-Jaoudé, C.M., as Archbishop of Tripoli, Fr. Elias Nassar as Bishop of Saïd, Fr. Abbott Simon Atallah, O.A.M. as Bishop of Baalbek (all in Lebanon), and Fr. Abbott François Eid, O.M.M. as Bishop of Cairo (Egypt) of the Maronites.