JUNE 12, 2005, Vol 55, No 12

Mel, front row third from left, poses for a farewell photo with her CatholicNews and Catholic Books & Media Centre colleagues. Mel will be missed.Mel, front row third from left, poses for a farewell photo with her CatholicNews and Catholic Books & Media Centre colleagues. Mel will be missed.

CatholicNews correspondent Mel Diamse-Lee leaves after a decade of service

MEL DIAMSE-LEE whose byline graced so many articles in Catholic News has moved on to tend other fields - her family the most important among them. Mel has three lovely children aged two to 10 whom she adores and who need more of her time and motherly attention.

"We will miss Mel," says Father Johnson Fernandez, managing editor of CatholicNews, who worked closely with Mel during the 10 years she was with the archdiocesan newspaper. "Mel developed a valuable network of people who contributed to CatholicNews through news reports, photography and feedback," Father Johnson added. "People were comfortable relating to Mel."