Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Monsignor Graham Leonard

Bishop Graham ordains the Vicar (second from the left) to the diaconate in 1984

The death is announced today (6 January) of Monsignor Graham Leonard, formerly Bishop of London. He was the most senior Anglican churchman to convert to the Roman Catholic Church since the Reformation.
Bishop Richard writes: "As Bishop of Willesden and then after a spell in Cornwall, as Bishop of London for ten years, Graham Leonard served the Diocese with faithfulness and a particular care for its large number of Church Schools. He will be mourned by his many friends and colleagues and our hearts go out in sympathy to Priscilla who played such a significant part in Bishop Graham's London ministry".
May he rest in peace.