Stella Maris (Apostleship of Sea) welcomed Bishop Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth as he visited the Port of Southampton on July 2.
During his visit to the port he boarded a large container ship and spoke with seafarers.
Bishop Philip blessed a number of rosaries as well blessed members of the crew.
Following his visit to the port, Bishop Philip was hosted for lunch at the Stella Maris Pastoral Centre attached to St. Joseph's Church in Southampton.
Martin Foley (AoS National Director) and Captain Esteban Pacha (AoS Acting Chair of the Board of Trustees) along with Fr John Lavers and Peter Morgan (AoS Port Chaplains in the Diocese) and our ship visiting volunteers from Southampton & Southern Ports region were on-hand to greet the Bishop.
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