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Emeritus Bishop Peter Ingham

Emeritus Bishop Peter Ingham was the Bishop of Wollongong for seventeen years, retiring in November 2017. For a number of years he was afflicted with Pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal condition. As his condition worsened he chose to prepare the following article for The Swag. It was forwarded by Julia Cuming who in her role of Enduring Guardian and Power of Attorney cared for Peter in the family home. Julia’s parents, Doctor John and Dame Monica Gallagher, first met Peter as a young priest when he was personal secretary to Cardinal Freeman. The friendship with the Gallagher family has endured for fifty years. Peter died peacefully in the evening of the feast day of Saint Mark, 26 April.

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