Diocese of East Anglia

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Diocese of East Anglia

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      Description

      The Diocese of East Anglia is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the East of England. It covers Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and the unitary authority of Peterborough.
      There some 90,000 Roman Catholics in the 50 parishes in the diocese.
      The patrons of the diocese are Our Lady of Walsingham (24 September), St Felix (8 March) and St Edmund (20 November).

      History

      On 13 March 1976, Pope Paul VI formed the Diocese of East Anglia out of the Diocese of Northampton.
      On 2 June 1976, the new diocese received its first bishop, Alan Clark, with the cathedral being established at the former parish church of St John the Baptist, Norwich. Diocesan offices were established at the Bishop's House in Poringland near Norwich.

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