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Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Soon, a third of the dioceses in England will have new bishops who outspokenly defend the Magisterium

Bishop-elect Egan, right, with the Shrewsbury vocations director Fr Jonathan Mitchell (Photo: Philip Chidell)

Mgr Philip Egan, vicar general of Shrewsbury diocese, will replace Bishop Hollis, who is retiring

Bishop Hollis, 75, has had treatment for cancer (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Spokesman for Portsmouth diocese says there is a ‘growing disquiet’ over time it is taking to appoint a successor

Bishop Hollis after a Mass marking  22 years as Bishop of Portsmouth (Photo: Barry Hudd)

Bishop thanks his flock

Bishop Crispian Hollis celebrates 22 years as Bishop of Portsmouth at thanksgiving Mass

John Vianney: 'The priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus' Photo: CNS photo/Crosiers

We easily forget those good priests whose reputations can be permanently tarnished by false accusations

Bishop Hollis had a CT scan last month

Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth has written to priests saying he is likely to undergo major surgery

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson showed the new sign to Bishop Hollis on Sunday

Portsmouth City Council re-names road ‘Bishop Crispian Way’ in honour of Bishop Hollis, who is nearing retirement after 22 years

Benedict XVI delivers the Angelus address on Sunday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Pope Benedict XVI pictured with the bishops of England and Wales at St Mary's, Oscott, Birmingham (Photo: PA)

The papal visit, says one, is an ‘outpouring of grace’; the ordinariate, says the other, a ‘journey of faith’: not what I would have predicted

Members the Congregation for Catholic Education are pictured during the Pope's address at the Vatican yesterday

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