Thursday, 17 March 2011
By ANNA ARCO
The three former Anglican bishops at their ordination to the priesthood in January (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)
The Pope has honoured three former Anglican bishops, the first members of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, with the title of monsignor.
Fr Keith Newton, the leader of the Ordinariate who has most of the functions of a bishop, and Fr John Broadhurst, the former Bishop of Fulham, have been granted the papal award of Apostolic Pronotary, the highest ecclesial title for non-bishops. Fr Andrew Burnham, the former Bishop of Ebbsfleet, has been granted the papal award of Prelate of Honour, and is therefore also a monsignor...
Read the rest of the article at The Catholic Herald.
Hat tip to Fr. Zuhlsdorf.
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