Thursday, 21 June 2012

Under the Southern Cross

On Friday 15th June, Pope Benedict established an Anglican Ordinariate for Australia under the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Augustine of Canterbury.  An Anglican bishop, Father Harry Enwistle, was ordained in Saint Mary's Cathedral, Perth and named as the new Ordinary. 

After the Ordination, the Archbishop of Perth, the Most Rev'd Timothy Costelloe SDB and the auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev'd Peter Elliott presented to Monsignor Enwistle the mitre shewn in the adjacent photograph, which had been specially made for the occasion by the Saint Bede Studio.

Congratulations to the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle and all those Australian Anglicans who are accepting the Pope's invitation to union with Rome.  Welcome!

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