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The three former Anglican bishops are pictured during their ordination as Catholic priests in Westminster Cathedral today (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Holy See issues a communique to mark the establishment of the world’s first personal ordinariate

Archbishop Vincent Nichols with the first clergy of the world's first Personal Ordinariate (Photo: James Bradley)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols preaches at ordination Mass: Full text of his homily

An image of yesterday's diaconal ordination of the three former Anglican bishops. They will be the first members of the world's first ordinariate (still from video by James Bradley)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Andrew Burnham at the launch of his book Photo: James Bradley

Andrew Burnham interview: Full transcript

Days before his ordination to the Catholic priesthood, former Anglican bishop talks candidly about his path to the ordinaritate

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the Catholic bishops' conference, says that the ordinariate will need a 'principal church' where the ordinary is based (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

But they cannot: this is an idea whose time has come

Andrew Burnham at the launch of his latest book, Heaven and Earth in Little Space                                                            Photograph by James Bradley

‘What we asked for is what we got’

Former Anglican bishop Andrew Burnham talks about the car journey to Rome that inspired the world’s first ordinariate

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops conference, left, pictured during the bishops’ ad limina visit last year    Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

A mother church and unique prayer books will accompany the structure set up this week

Archbishop says Catholics in England and Wales are ‘privileged’ to be part of such a unique moment in Church history

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops’ conference, confirms ordinariate will be formally created this week

A former Episcopalian priest kisses his wife after his ordination to the Catholic priesthood (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

As an ordinariate looks set to be established by next week, the debate about married priests reopens