June and July have certainly flown by and have been very busy months. Following the celebration of the Ascension of Our Lord and Pentecost, I was busy finalising preparations for my journey to Rome for the Ad Limina Apostolorum. From 17 to 22 June I joined all Australian Bishops as we made a retreat in preparation for the 2020 Plenary Council. The retreat was held at Ariccia near Castel Gondolfo, outside of Rome.
From 24-29 June the Ad Limina visit was in full flight. We commenced by celebrating an early morning Mass at the tomb of St Peter in St Peter’s Basilica. Later that morning we met with Pope Francis for almost two and a half hours. Read More >
Bishop Robert McGuckin
Bishop of Toowoomba – August 2019