Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga welcomes Bishop Mark Edwards OMI

Yesterday evening, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the most reverend Mark Edwards OMI as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga.

Co-chairs of the Catholic Education, Diocese of Wagga Wagga’s Interim Management Committee, Kelly Bruce and Graham West welcomed the news “The appointment of a new Bishop is extremely exciting. On behalf of everyone in the 31 Catholic school communities across the diocese, we extend Bishop Edwards a very warm welcome as our principal teacher and offer him our prayers and support as we all journey together.”

Speaking about his appointment, Bishop Edwards said, ‘You have waited a long time for a new bishop.  I thank you for all your perseverance, your patience and your goodwill, which have enabled the Diocese to function so well over these last three-and-a-half years.’
‘Because many of you can’t come to me, I will come to you.  I do plan to move around and be in various parishes and meet as many of you as possible, as quickly as possible. I look forward to meeting you personally, learning the stories of your communities and working collaboratively with you in living out our mission as disciples of Jesus’.
Catholic Schools Office Wagga Wagga