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Mgr Newton, the Ordinary, with newly received members of the ordinariate at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark                            © Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Nearly 1,000 members of new ordinariate start life as Catholics after Holy Week receptions

The three ex-Anglican bishops are ordained at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

William Johnstone explains how he overcame his initial misgivings about Pope Benedict XVI’s historic offer to groups of Anglicans

YouCat is officially launched at the Vatican yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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A woman walks past soldiers loyal to Alassane Ouattara (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Mgr Keith Newton, Cardinal William Levada and Bishop Alan Hopes meet the Pope at the Vatican last Friday                                      (Photo courtesy of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

Mgr Keith Newton met Pope Benedict XVI last week in a private audience at the Vatican

Members of St John the Baptist Anglo-Catholic parish in Sevenoaks, Kent, stand in the Mall during the Pope’s visit to Britain last September (Photo: Claudia Aquilina)

Mark Greaves meets the brave members of an Anglo-Catholic parish in Kent who are preparing to cross the Tiber together in Holy Week

The three former Anglican bishops at their ordination to the priesthood in January (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The three first clerical members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham have been granted the title of monsignor

The Rite of Election at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Is the number of people joining the ordinariate ‘close to 800′ or ‘an estimated 900’?

Fr Keith Newton, who leads the ordinariate, at Westminster Cathedral during the Rite of Election (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Over 4,700 took part in Rite of Election ceremonies in dioceses around England and Wales, including about 800 members of the ordinariate

High altar reredos by Sir Ninian Comper at St Mark's church in Primrose Hill, north-west London

Think of all those great translations of Latin hymns