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The Sisters intend to follow the Rule of St Benedict (Photo: Fr James Bradley)

One of the Sisters, based in Wantage, Oxfordshire, used to be a Church of England minister

Dr Edward Norman, the historian and former Canon Chancellor of York Minister, is to become a Catholic

Mgr Robert Mercer with Mgr Keith Newton, left, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster

Ordinariate priests honoured by Pope

Former Anglican bishops given the title monsignor

The Pope celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Pentecost Sunday (AP)

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The ordinariate's first members are ordained at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop Nichols is less helpful to the ordinariate than he could be. Why is that?

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Regina Caeli (AP)

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Over 50 people were received into the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Holy See has also approved a liturgical calendar for Britain’s personal ordinariate

Mgr Keith Newton presides at a service marking the first anniversary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Ordinariate members had hoped for final approval within two years

Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster
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Bishop Alan Hopes confirms that the new structure is open to all Anglican converts