He also met Sr Raffaella and Sr Erika, who wrote: “Thank you for your kind words and your precious prayer for us. We have been so blessed in having you here and it’s been such a special day.”
Bishop Alan replied: “Your kindness was much appreciated and gave me a breathing space in between Confirmations. I hope to see you all again soon – it is so good that we have your special presence in the middle of such a diverse city.”
Pictured with Bishop Alan, left to right, are Sr Raffaella, Sr Letizia, Sr Erika.