As the diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes in New South Wales awaits news of a new bishop – and indeed, news about its future as a diocese – I’ve just seen a feed announcing the death of its Bishop Emeritus, Douglas Warren, who apparently died yesterday, 6 February 2013, at the age of 93.  He was auxiliary bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes from 1964 to 1967, and then diocesan bishop from 1967 to 1994.   At the time of his death he was the oldest Catholic bishop in Australia.

May he rest in peace.