Newman House was very privileged to welcome Bishop Alan Hopes this week for an informal session at which we were able to ask him about his pastoral ministry and issues relating to personal faith. The Bishop began by relating the process through which one is asked to become a bishop, of his surprise at being asked and the formal procedure the Church undertakes. He also recalled the challenges he faces, the importance of maintaining a Christ-centred faith (following the teaching of the Pope) and his own personal prayer life. It was an insightful evening and we are very grateful for the time he was able to spend with us.
|Bishop Alan Hopes and Father Peter Wilson|