Bishops’ Meeting: Rome visit in March
Australia’s bishops will go to Rome in March for their ad limina visit.
Bishops are required to undertake an ad limina visit every five years, during which they have a meeting with the Pope and deliver
a report on their diocese. There is also a strong spiritual aspect to the journey.
Such visits are generally undertaken en masse by the national body of bishops.
Australia’s bishops will make their ad limina visit from March 14-28.
It is expected to include a Mass at the tombs of Sts Peter and Paul, a trip to Assisi, as well as an opportunity for members of bishops’ conference committees to visit the corresponding Vatican body.