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Bishop John Arnold

Bishop John Arnold was appointed Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford in 2014. He has a law degree from Trinity College, Oxford and was called to the Bar in 1976. He entered the Institute of Charity (Rosminians) and began studies for the priesthood in 1978, in Rome. He was ordained priest in 1983 and Bishop in 2006, when he served as an auxiliary bishop for Westminster diocese. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of CAFOD, the Catholic Church's aid and development agency. Bishop John is a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department for International Affairs and spokesman on the Environment. Inspired by Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls on “every person living on this planet” to care for our shared earth, Bishop John has called on the Catholic community to make practical responses to deal with climate change. He expresses his thinking on animals and the environment here: .