Bishop Jarrett Welcomes National Apology

February 13, 2008 1:58 pm

The Bishop of the Diocese of Lismore, the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, has welcomed the Apology to the ‘Stolen Generation’. He said “The Apology is a milestone in the life our nation. It is a defining moment, from which I hope that we will all press onwards to complete the work of reconciliation with the indigenous people of this land. In our Catholic language, saying sorry means having “a firm purpose of amendment.” There is a huge task ahead to make amends for the injustice and inhumanity of the past.” The Bishop pointed out that over many years throughout the Diocese of Lismore there has been a concerted ministry of priests, religious brothers and sisters working with our Aboriginal people towards reconciliation and social justice.