I haven’t seen a lot of reports yet about the ad limina visits of the bishops of Australia.  But one that I’ve just seen reports on a meeting that dealt specifically with the removal of Bishop William Morris from Toowoomba.

Archbishop Wilson said the Australian bishops fully recognize and accept Pope Benedict’s ministry of authority over the whole church and they are not second-guessing his action, but they have an obligation to help Toowoomba Catholics move forward and to demonstrate their care for Bishop Morris.

“What we have to do is look at what the consequences have been, what we need to do now to bring healing and guidance to the Catholic people of Australia, do all we can to maintain a proper collegial relationship with Bishop Morris and find ways in which he can continue his ministry as a bishop in our midst, although he’s no longer bishop of Toowoomba,” the archbishop said.

Read the whole story here.

See also:

Pope Meets With Australia’s Bishops During Ad Limina (Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese)