Posts Tagged ‘Installation’

Together, not alone: Gielen installed as Christchurch bishop

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Michael Gielen, the New Bishop of Christchurch, wants to join the people of Christchurch in new adventures and not go it alone. He is urging priests of the diocese to “have the smell of the sheep”. Gielen said that all the former Christchurch bishops have brought their own personalities and style to the position and Read more

Abuse protesters wreak havoc at bishop’s installation Mass

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The installation Mass of a Chilean bishop accused of complicity in paedophilia cases descended into chaos as protesters tried to climb onto the altar. An estimated 4000 protesters tried to block Bishop Juan Barros Madrid from entering the cathedral in Osorno on March 21. Inside the cathedral, there were clashes between the bishop’s opponents, carrying Read more

Homily of Pope Francis at Mass of installation

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. It is a significant coincidence, and it is also the name-day of my venerable Read more