The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Bishop Mark O’Toole, until now Bishop of Plymouth, as the 8th Archbishop of Cardiff. At the same time, the Holy Father has appointed Archbishop-Elect O’Toole as Bishop-Elect of Menevia in persona episcopi. Archbishop-elect O’Toole will become archbishop in succession to Archbishop George Stack, who has been Archbishop of Cardiff since 2011.The proposed date of the Installation and Enthronement of Archbishop-Elect O’Toole at the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David, Cardiff, is 20th June 2022, the Feast of the Welsh Martyrs, Saints Julius and Aaron. Bishop Mark O’Toole has been Bishop of Plymouth since his appointment in 2013. Previously, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Westminster in 1990 and served as private secretary to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor between 2002-2008, before his appointment as the rector of Allen Hall seminary in 2008.
Let us pray for Bishop Mark and for the clergy and people of the dioceses for which he will now have responsibility.