The Bishops

In this section, you will find profiles of our diocesan bishops, retired bishops as well as the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain - the Holy Father's representative in the UK. We also have profiles for the Catholic Bishopric of the Forces, the Syro-Malabar Eparch, the Ukrainian Eparch, the Falklands Prefect and the Bishop of Gibraltar.

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Apostolic Nuncio

The Apostolic Nuncio represents the Holy Father to the Church in the UK. His role is equivalent to that of an ambassador, representing the Holy See to the UK... Read more


Diocesan Bishops

There are 22 dioceses in England and Wales led by an Ordinary (a bishop). A diocesan bishop is given the authority by the Pope to exercise his pastoral funct... Read more


Retired Bishops

Many of our retired bishops play an active part in the life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Visit our directory pages for a list of Retired Bish... Read more


Syro-Malabar Eparch

The Right Reverend Mar Joseph Srampickal is the Eparchial Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Great Britain. Read more


Ukrainian Eparch

The Right Reverend Hlib Lonchyna is the Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London. Formerly the Ukrainian Apostolic Exa...Read more


Falklands Prefect

The Right Reverend Hugh Allan, O.Praem is the Prefect of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastical Superior of the Missions sui iur...Read more


Bishop of Gibraltar

The Right Reverend Carmelo Zammit is the Bishop of Gibraltar. He was born in Gudja, south Malta, in 1949 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1974. Read more



On 15 January 2011, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a Decree which formally established a ‘Personal Ordinariate’ in England and Wale... Read more

Borderless Diocese

Bishopric of the Forces

The Roman Catholic Bishopric of the Forces differs from any other diocese in that it is not aligned along geographical boundaries but encompasses anywhere in... Read more