Robert-Byrne1 cropped May 2014Previous CTE chair to 
be Bishop of Hexham and
Newcastle 


Bishop Robert Byrne, a former CTE Director and Chair of Trustees and Convenor of the Enabling Group and, before that, the RC National Ecumenical Officer, will be the next bishop of Hexham and Newcastle diocese. Currently he is a bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.

Bishop Byrne was born in Manchester on 22 September 1956. He was ordained priest in 1985 and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Birmingham on 13 May, 2014. Speaking of his appointment, Bishop Byrne said: “I am deeply humbled by the trust Pope Francis has placed in me with this appointment as Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle".“I look forward to making my home in the North East, with its rich Christian heritage, and also getting to know and serve the people, deacons, religious and priests of the Diocese. I ask all of you to keep me in your prayers as I pray for you.”

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