Just thought it may be of interest to readers to know that the new bishop of Gibraltar who was announced yesterday is a native of Sunderland.
The following appeared on the Vatican Information Service site yesterday regarding papal appointments:
Appointed Fr. Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R. delegate for vocations for the Redemptorist province of Great Britain.The bishop-elect was born in Sunderland, England in 1953 and ordained a priest in 1976. He succeeds Bishop Charles Caruana, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.