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Keith Newton makes his promise of obedience  Photograph: James Bradley

Bishop Alan Hopes ordained three former Anglican bishops to the diaconate yesterday during a historic Mass

Three former Anglican bishops were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The speed of the operation is possible because of the Pope’s personal knowledge of those involved

Andrew Burnham, John Broadhurst and Keith Newton will be ordained deacons on January 13 and become priests two days later

Ceremony at Westminster Cathedral paves way for ordinariate