Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Interreligious Relations Team

Interfaith Meeting, December 2019

with Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Interfaith Meeting 2019

On Tuesday 3 December Bishop Robert addressed an Interfaith Meeting alongside representatives of other faiths, looking at the importance of interreligious dialogue in harmony and peace. The event was organised by the Interreligious Relations Team and took place at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Newcastle.

The evening was opened by Fr. Arockia Mariadas Pagyasamy OCD, and Bishop Robert invited representatives of other faiths to share a few words from their experiences of Interfaith Dialogue.

Mary and Hengemeh from our Interreligious Relations Department then gave a short account of the annual women’s prayer event which takes place in the Lady Chapel, Jesmond Dene.

The evening was concluded with a fantastic buffet in the atrium of St. Mary’s, giving the attendees the chance to mix, mingle and share their experiences.