The Holy See today announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. (04.02.19)

Bishop Byrne asks that we keep him in our prayers.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle comprises the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham, Hartlepool and the part of Stockton Borough that lies north of the River Tees.

The Diocesan Education Service has been established to support those involved in education.

Further information on the work of the Diocese can be found at

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