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Benedict XVI appoints Lancashire-born former bishop to lead it

Members of the ordinariate on pilgrimage in Rome in February (Courtesy of the Personal Ordinariate)

John Hunwicke is among 21 men to be ordained a priest for the ordinariate this year

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the Society of St Pius X (CNS photo)

Vatican spokesman confirms that the response has been received and marks a ‘step forward’

Fr Mercer, centre, with Mgr Keith Newton, left, and Bishop Alan Hopes (Photo: Personal Ordinariate)

Fr Robert Mercer’s stand against apartheid was dramatised in a pop musical in South Africa

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the SSPX, ordains a priest in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: CNS)

Holy See has asked the SSPX to resubmit its response to preamble issued in September

Archbishop Hepworth greets Cardinal Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: Deborah Gyapong)

The Traditional Anglican Communion, which claims 400,000 members, says it will not be joining an ordinariate

Cardinal O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh (PA photo)

Cardinal O’Brien says repercussions of introducing gay marriage would be immense

A chalice for sale next week

Chalices, church plate, reliquaries and a monstrance are being sold at an auction next week

Benedict XVI pictured with Barack and Michelle Obama (Photo: CNS)

A reading age of 16 is required to understand the Pope’s addresses, according to a linguistic test

Archbishop Smith is chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Mazur)

Archbishop Peter Smith raised concerns with Theresa May in a 40-minute meeting yesterday