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Press Conference: Fr Keith Newton - New Ordinary

17/01/2011 9:00 am

Mgr Keith Newton speaks at a press conference

On 15 January 2011, the Personal Ordiariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was erected in England and Wales for groups of Anglican faithful and their clergy who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. The Ordinariate was placed under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman.

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI nominated Reverend Keith Newton as the first Ordinary of the Ordinariate.

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Fr Newton was introduced to the assembled media at a press conference at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales on 17 January 2011.

Note: the audio levels have been boosted for the journalists' questions but the microphone was facing the speakers: Fr Keith Newton, Bishop Alan Hopes (Auxiliary, Westminster) and Fr Marcus Stock, General Secretary, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

You can listen to the two-part recording by using the flash players in the top right hand corner of this page.

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Ordinariate: Part One

First of two mp3s recording the first of Mgr Keith Newton's press conferences. The Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is announced.   ordinariate1.mp3 15.38 MB
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Ordinariate: Part Two

Second of two mp3s recording the first of Mgr Keith Newton's press conferences. The Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is announced.   ordinariate2.mp3 10.28 MB