The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has announced that it will set up a new National Centre for Evangelisation (NCE), bringing together the work of the Catholic Enquiry Centre and the National Office for Evangelisation.
Launching the NCE yesterday, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Chair of the Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, said that "we're trying to bring the old and the new together in a fresh configuration."
The priorities of the NCE include further developing the work carried out by the two existing organisations. "The NCE will bring together the CEC and the NOE in a new way as the Catholic Church enters more deeply and deliberately on the synodal journey that Pope Francis began with the two Synods on marriage and family," Archbishop Coleridge said.
"The new Centre will help bridge the gap between the traditional means of communicating with Catholics and others and the fresh opportunities opened up by digital media."