The Catholic Union of Great Britain welcomes with great enthusiasm, the Holy Father’s announcement last Friday, 21st March 2014, of his appointment of the Rt Rev’d Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham, as Archbishop-Elect of Liverpool.
Reacting to this news, Catholic Union Chairman Robert Rigby said “The news of Archbishop-elect Malcolm’s appointment is wonderful for the people and clergy of Liverpool. The new Archbishop brings with him a pastoral zeal and intellectual rigour, reflecting his Dominican background, which will be of immense service in his new responsibilities. Traditionally the Archdiocese of Liverpool has been a stronghold of Catholic life and values – in our increasingly secular society, the voice of the Catholic laity, in partnership with the clergy, is one that needs to be heard. The Catholic Union looks forward to working with the Archbishop-Elect in the months and years ahead.”