Synod Father: Archbishop Bernard Longley

07/10/2012 6:15 pm

Archbishop Longley outside St Chad's Cathedral

Pope Benedict XVI appointed the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, as a Synod Father for the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, held in Rome between 7-28 October 2012.

The full list of Synod Fathers was made public in September.

The Synod Fathers received a personal invitation from the Holy Father to participate in the Synod on the theme: "The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”.

Archbishop Bernard Longley said:

“I am grateful to be appointed a member of the forthcoming Synod on New Evangelisation. I hope it will be an opportunity to re-emphasise the essential link between dialogue and proclamation that underpins the Church’s mission.

"I believe it will be a powerful expression of the Church’s priorities for living and sharing faith in Christ amidst the complexities of the contemporary world.”


The Most Rev Bernard Longley is the Archbishop of Birmingham and a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation. His full biography can be found on the official website for the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

The official website for the Archdiocese of Birmingham