Marist Missionary Sister Noreen Dunne, Pauline Merefield at the farewell for Bishop Brian Heenan. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Marist Missionary Sister Noreen Dunne, Pauline Merefield at the farewell for Bishop Brian Heenan. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Bishop Brian Heenan gets a rousing send-off to retirement

CATHOLIC Bishop of Rockhampton Brian Heenan has said his farewells to friends, colleagues and parishioners at a mass last night, as he heads into retirement.

Bishop Heenan, 76, retired in October after his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis.

Bishop Heenan made the move to Rockhampton 22 years ago to serve the Diocese of Rockhampton as Bishop, and became the longest serving Bishop of the Diocese.

Hundreds of people throughout Central Queensland gathered at St Joseph's Cathedral in Rockhampton to say goodbye to the much-loved Bishop, who is moving back to Brisbane to enjoy retirement.



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