Archbishop-designate Patrick O’Regan has delivered a message of hope for Adelaide parishioners despite being stranded in Victoria by coronavirus travel restrictions. Source: The Advertiser.
By Miles Kemp, The Advertiser
“People will come back to understanding what is important at this difficult time … being together, supporting each other and having hope,”’ he said from his diocese in Sale on Wednesday.
Archbishop-designate O’Regan was due to be in Adelaide on Wednesday for meetings, but instead was set to be briefed by key officeholders over a videoconference about the issues faced by the archdiocese, which has been without a leader for almost two years since the resignation of Archbishop Philip Wilson in July 2018.
“The video conference will just be to take a pulse, get the temperature and get a sense of the recent history and how all the bits and pieces fit together,” Archbishop-designate O’Regan said.
“It is a bit frustrating not being able to physically be there.”
Archbishop-designate O’Regan said he hoped to be in Adelaide at some time after Easter, “even if I have to self-isolate for two weeks”.
According to canon law his installation at the Adelaide cathedral must happen within two months, but Archbishop-designate O’Regan said it would likely be a closed ceremony because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Focus on what is important and be with each other (The Advertiser)