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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Bishop Geoffrey Rowell RIP

Our dear Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, third Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, died peacefully this morning. He had been struggling bravely with cancer, a struggle he kept very quiet as he did not want people to be alarmed or to make a fuss. We mourn the passing of a great and wise teacher of the Catholic faith, an extraordinary ecumenist, a warm pastor, one of the world's best networkers, and a beloved friend. May he rest in peace.



  1. May he rest in peace, and may the rest of us give thanks for the legacy of his scholarship and bridge building ministry.

  2. Prague Chaplaincy mourns his passing.

  3. May the Good Bishop rest in peace. I remember how Bishop Geoffrey visited St Petersburg twice in the 1960'ies.
    Eero Sepponen

  4. St. Catherine's Stuttgart holds him in fond memory.