(Photo of Bishops Ambrose Griffiths with Pope John Paul II in 2003)
Bishop Ambrose Griffiths, Bishop Emeritus of Hexham and Newcastle, died peacefully on the afternoon of 14 June 2011, following his recent serious illness due to acute leukaemia. He was 82.
Archbishop Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool said:
“Bishop Ambrose blessed the diocese of Liverpool in the parish of St Mary’s, Leyland, and blessed us again by dying in serenity and peace in our midst. His death will be deeply felt in Leyland and I am certain the loss of this man, truly filled with the spirit of Pentecost, will be felt even more deeply by everyone in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and by his Benedictine brothers of Ampleforth.”
(Biography) Bishop Ambrose Griffiths OSB