"The Vatican has granted permission for another former Anglican clergyman, a married man, to be ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church." Mr. John Heley was CofE vicar at St Edmund's Hunstanton. Permission had also been given for two other former Anglican ministers earlier in the year.
"Rt Rev Alan Clark, Bishop of East Anglia, has written to Mr. Neil Kinnock to say how offensive he found part of his speech in Birmingham yesterday, when he spoke of Mrs. Margaret Thatcher as 'the immaculate misconception'..."
2 versions on the same press release pg 1 for non-weeklies e.g. EDP, Anglia TV - first paragraph: " Roman Catholics from three counties are meeting next month for the biggest ever assembly to be staged by the Diocese of East Anglia." pg 2 for "weeklies"; first paragraph: "Wisbech [this word to be changed to suit locality] Roman Catholics are joining parishioners from three counties at the biggest ever assembly..." Describes the need to develop a five-year strategy to alleviate the impact of the falling number of priests by inviting the laity to undertake particular roles. Mgr Paul Hypher is the assembly's coordinator.
pg 1-2: Outline of the circumstances, issues and actions arising out of the service for Mr Connolly and Miss Newton. The priest, Fr John Murphy, was not empowered to perform this ceremony according to the regulations of the Roman Catholic Church. Bishop Clark intervened after discovering facts about the ceremony including that 150 people had attended.
Celebration of Faith at St John the Baptist involving leaders from Catholic, Anglican, United Reform Church, Salvation Army, Methodists. Bishop Clerk to preach. Chapel, in the North Transept, to be dedicated as a place of prayer for Christian Unity. Start of the Centenary Year of St John the Baptist Cathedral Church.
Speech by Bishop Clark on the reality of faith within a Christian church both divided and united. Whatever the doctrinal differences or theological complexities, "... tonight is a night to remember our commitment to Christ...". "The dialogue between Christian churches is a pilgrim's dialogue."
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