Media release, 31 March, 2014
Letter of Condolence
Attached to this post is a letter of condolence from Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, to Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, on the passing of Most Rev. Michael Putney, Bishop of Townsville on 28 March 2014.
Cardinal Koch pays tribute to Bishop Putney, describing his brother bishop as “a committed and much appreciated member” of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Bishop Putney’s vigil mass will take place on Sunday April 6, at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville.
On Monday April 7, Bishop Putney’s funeral mass will take place at 11am in the Emmaus Hall, Ryan Catholic College, Townsville.
Letter of condolence to Archbishop Hart (PDF 37kB)
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