Founded by decree as a Sui Iuris Catholic Church by His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez.
HIS EXCELLENCY, ARCHBISHOP OF SWANSEA.
Most Reverend Dr. John Carroll is the Archbishop of Swansea, Wales and Metropolitan.
(Photo is Archbishop John Carroll meeting His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at St Peters Square Rome)
Archbishop Dr. John Carroll has travelled extensively with Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake visiting many countries and visiting representatives of Orthodox churches including attending talks with the Roman Catholic Church Vatican II then under His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI including heads of State of Foreign Countries.
Archbishop John Carroll has been a priest for 30 years and has been with the Catholic Church in its early infancy to were it has grown to a strong large vibrant Traditional Society in many countries.
Most Reverend Dr. John Carroll was consecrated Diocesan Bishop of Swansea by Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake assisted by co-consecrators Right Reverend Dr. Brian Dineley, H.E. Bishop of Strathclyde and H.E. Right Rev'd Michael Boughey, Auxiliary Bishop of Cheshire. Archbishop M Lee. Archbishop of Derby.
Most Reverend Dr. John Carroll travelled to the Patriarchal Cathedral in Brasilia DF of His Beatitude Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez in late October 2009. The photograph to the right is Abp Bell. Patriarch Mendez, Abp Caroll and Bp Dineley.
It was a perfect opportunity for His Excellency to meet the 4th Catholic Bishop consecrated in May 1948 by the Roman Catholic Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa who originally founded the Brazilian Catholic Church.
It was a great joyous occasion to spend so much time with His Holiness and the Patriarchal staff.
Also His Excellency travelled to Rio de Janerio at the invitation of the new president of the Episcopal Counsel and co-celebrate Mass with H.E. Bishop Josivaldo.
Latin Chant: V. Hymn - Veni Creator Spiritus
The Choir of Prinknash Abbey (Music from Prinknash Abbey : Latin Plainchant and English Chant)