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Interview with Bishop John Arnold on his new appointment

Bishop John Arnold was interviewed on the Fr Jim Clarke show on Heaven's Road Catholic Radio. The interview welcomed Bishop John to the Diocese of Salford where he will become Bishop in December.

In the interview, Bishop John talks about his life and how he was called to be a priest and also how the new appointment was announced to him.  He said he will do all he can to serve the people, priests, and religious of the Church of the Diocese seeking to respond to Pope Francis’ call to be ‘missionary disciples’. He is aware that he has much to learn in the new experience, after 31 years of priesthood spent entirely in Westminster. 

The interview is with Fr Jim, parish priest of St Anne’s, Withenshawe, who is a regular contributor to Heaven’s Road Catholic Radio.  

The interview will be broadcast at 0200/0800/1400/2000 on the Fr Jim Clarke show on today and tomorrow.

You can also catch the programme anytime as a podcast at