Pope Francis greets Bishop Gavin at Vatican

His Holiness Pope Francis greets Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross during the formation programme for new bishops at the Vatican. (Photo: © Vatican Media)

Bishops who have been ordained in the past year have participated in a course organised by the Congregation for Bishops at the Vatican.

The international gathering included Bishop Fintan Gavin of Cork and Ross. Participants were addressed by the Holy Father who said that a bishop’s closeness to God and his closeness to his people are intrinsically connected.

The new bishops were greeted personally by Pope Francis on Thursday.