Father Gerard Dowling, who has presented The Family Counsellor on Melbourne radio for over 25 years, has been appointed Dean of the city's St Patrick's Cathedral.
    Interviewed in Melbourne's Kairos newspaper, Fr Dowling indicated he would capitalise on his established public persona. "It offers possibilities of making the Church very relevant to the people, to put a warm and accepting face on the Church."
    He also said he is open to playing a diplomatic role between the media and the Church, which is says is not developed. "There's an extraordinary demand for information of the Church. The CHurch is very relevant to people's lives and is much discussed."

10:50am 30/4/99 / Kairos


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