Statement issued by the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, on the appointment of Bishop Paul Bayes as eighth Bishop of Liverpool:
‘I warmly welcome the appointment of Paul Bayes as Bishop of Liverpool and look forward to working with him to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and serve all who live in this region.
‘He can be assured of the prayers of the priests and people of the Archdiocese as he prepares for his new mission here in Liverpool.’
Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP
Archbishop of Liverpool