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A celebration of priesthood in East Anglia

"East Anglia: A Celebration of Priesthood Massand lunch took place at Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland and at the Bishop's White House on 13th June." Article continues...
Image with caption: "Pictures above with Bishop Alan Hopes (centre) outside the White House, are from the left, Fr Michael Vulliamy, Fr Roger Spencer, Fr Anthony Shryane and Fr Denys Lloyd."

The Catholic Universe (1860-2021)

Catholic priest jailed for sexually abusing six children - press report

Fr Francis McDermott was found guilty of 18 counts of historic child sex offences. A Catholic priest has been jailed for nine years and 11 months. McDermott, 75, abused six victims, some as young as 10, in London, Norwich, and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, between 1971 and 1978, Aylesbury Crown Court heard.
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The Daily Mail

Ex-vicar to become Catholic priest

"For the third time in two months, the Pope has given permission for a former Anglican priest to be ordained as a Catholic priest." Comment from Peter Cornwall, one of the earlier priests referred to. Comment by the author on celibacy in the priesthood.

The Independent

Norwich Cathedral bids a fond farewell to Fr Seelan - press report

"Norwich: St John the Baptist Cathedral bid a sad farewell to much-loved priest Fr Arockilya Seelan on Sunday 27th January.
"Go, eat the fat, drink the sweet wine." With these words from Ezra the priest the congregation was sent out following a farewell Mass for Fr Seelan attended by over 300 people who turned out to wish him all the best for his new role and to thank him for his great contribution to St John's, particularly as chaplain at the
hospital. ..."

The Catholic Universe (1860-2021)

Vatican envoy on three-day visit to region / Laity doing vital tasks

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  1. Description of the visit by Archbishop Barbarito to the region.
  2. Use of laity for vital tasks because the diocese has too few priests. Bishop Clark called a special assembly to discuss the topic. Despite recent ordinations, there is going to be a shortfall of priests.

Eastern Daily Press