Historic Torres Strait Ordination


The Ordinary, Msgr Harry Entwistle is pleased to announce that the first ordination of a Torres Strait Island Ordinariate member will take place in June.

Kopel Gibuma, a former member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in their Australian mission and later a priest in the Church of Torres Strait,
will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate at 10-00 am on Saturday June 9th in St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church,
Cnr Atkinson & Mayers St, Cairns by Bishop James Foley, Bishop of Cairns.

Please pray for him and the Ordinariate Communities in Cairns and Dauan Island.

About Author

Monsignor Harry Entwistle

Monsignor Entwistle is the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. Educated at St Chad's Theological College, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn in 1964. After reception into the Roman Catholic Church, he was ordained to the priesthood in St Mary's Cathedral, Perth on 15 June 2012.