Australian Church gets papal OK to hold plenary council
Australian bishops expressed gratitude to Pope Francis for authorising an Australian plenary council, a meeting in which decisions become binding on the Church in the country.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, chair of the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council, asked people to “join in prayer as we embark on this journey together as God’s people in Australia.”
“We sincerely hope the preparation and celebration of the plenary council is a time when all parts of the Church listen to and dialogue with one another as we explore together how we might answer the question: ‘What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?'” he said in.
The Australia bishops had asked that Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe serve as president of the council, and Pope Francis endorsed the nomination.
Archbishop Costelloe said he was “committed to listening to the Spirit.”
Picture: This is the official logo for PlenaryCouncil 2020, an Australian meeting in which decisions become binding on the church in the country. (CNS logo/courtesy Australian Catholic Bishops Conference).Tags: Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Australia, Australian, Australian plenary council, Brisbane, Pope, Pope Francis