Bishop Ken Howell appointed bishop of Toowoomba by Pope Francis
BRISBANE Auxiliary Bishop and Order of Malta Conventual Chaplain Ad Honorem, Bishop Ken Howell, has been appointed the next Bishop of Toowoomba by Pope Francis today, the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians.
Bishop Howell, who has been a priest of Brisbane archdiocese for 40 years, said he was humbled to be called by Pope Francis to shepherd Toowoomba diocese.
He said he hoped to bring a ministry of “genuine engagement with the people” to Toowoomba.
“I’m standing on the edge of some new challenges and new opportunities; I see it as a great opportunity to be with people – especially in a country diocese.
“I think that will be a great joy for me.”