AFTER almost a year's deliberation, Archbishop Michael Bowen, of Southwark has named the two new bishops who will assist him in the archdiocese. They are Monsignor Howard Tripp, and Father John Jukes OFM, Cons.
Mgr Tripp has been director of the Southwark Catholic Children's Society, for the last nine years.
He is also secretary to the SE Ecumenical Committee, a forum of the Church based children's societies in London.
Mgr Tripp is also Chairman of the St Joan's Housing Association and a Governor of Mayfield College in Surrey.
Father John Jukes decided to become a Franciscan while reading for an agricultural degree, and was ordained priest in 1952.
lie founded the Franciscan order in Waterloo in 1964. and also served there as parish priest. Ile was also one of the founding fathers of the Franciscan Study Centre at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and also vice principal and a lecturer at the Centre for ten years.
Father Jukes has also served as a member of the Southwark Diocesan Marriage Tribunal, and is the Archbishop's Episcopal Vicar. In 1979, he was elected Minister Provincial of the English Province of the Franciscan Conventuals.
In the coming sear, it is hoped that the Archdiocese of Southwark will be divided up in a similar manner to Westminster, and it is planned that Mgr Tripp And Father Jukes will accept responsibility for some of these areas, but these plans will not be finalised until after the consecrations at St Georges' Cathedral, later this month.