New Archbishop

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Mark O’Toole as Archbishop-elect of Cardiff and Bishop-elect of Menevia. He has been Bishop of Plymouth since 2013. Previously, he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster in 1990 and served as private secretary to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor between 2002 – 2008, before his appointment as rector of Allen Hall seminary in 2008. Archbishop-elect O’Toole will become the eighth Archbishop of Cardiff in succession to Most Rev George Stack, who has been Archbishop of Cardiff since 2011. The installation will take place in the Cathedral on 20 June 2022, the feast of the Welsh martyrs Saints Julius and Aaron. We look forward to his arrival among us and remember him and Cardiff and Menevia dioceses in our prayers.

Fr Matthew