Bishop Patrick Lynch Retirement

RETIREMENT OF BISHOP PATRICK LYNCH SS.CC: OUR SINCERE LOVE AND

GRATITUDE TO A SELFLESS SHEPHERD

Following Bishop Patrick Lynch’s submission of his resignation to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, we have received news from Rome that this has now been accepted, allowing Bishop Pat to retire.

Bishop Pat has served the Archdiocese with distinction and generosity as a true shepherd to clergy, religious, and laity alike. His pastoral mission here for the past twenty-two years, the last fourteen of those as an Auxiliary Bishop, has been marked by passion for the Gospel, deep sensitivity, and a special care for migrants and ethnic chaplaincies and communities. Along with pastoral responsibility for the parishes of South East London, Bishop Pat has also exercised oversight of Catholic education, working faithfully with four Archbishops. Added to this has been his important collaboration with the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and the Holy See, in working to combat human slavery and trafficking…

We offer Bishop Pat our sincere thanks and love as he moves into a new expression and pace of ministry.

We very much look forward to him continuing to be part of the life of the Archdiocese and assure him of our heartfelt prayers and support.

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