Message of Condolence from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
The Bishops of Australia, gathered for their plenary meeting, received the sad news of the deaths of the miners in Greymouth. At our Mass at the tomb of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, we offered prayers for the eternal rest of the deceased and for their grieving relatives.
We ask you to convey sincerest condolences of the Catholic Bishops and people of Australia to the families of the deceased and the people of New Zealand.
With the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Bishops of Australia
25th November, 2010