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The three first priests of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are ordained in Westminster Cathedral in January PA

On Ash Wednesday Anglican clergy officially ceased ministry and began preparing for reception and ordination into the Church. Here are the numbers

Candles burn in front of a portrait of Shahbaz Bhatti during a vigil in Lahore (AP Photo/K M Chaudary)

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

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Fr Anthony Glaysher, Fr Jonathan Redvers Harris and Fr Eddie Butcher celebrated a solemn Holy Hour

Parish on the Isle of Wight host Holy Hour for Britain’s Personal Ordinariate

Fr Newton: ‘I miss Africa so much. It was a fantastic experience. Of course there were frustrations. Nothing got done really’

‘We want to be outward-looking’

The head of the world’s first ordinariate tells Anna Arco that the new structure will have a powerful missionary drive

Fr Keith Newton, the Ordinary, comes across as capable and visionary (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Maybe it’s going to be a tough struggle: but it can only end in one way

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

Bishop McMahon, left, at the ordination Mass of Fr Keith Newton, Fr Andrew Burnham and Fr John Broadhurst (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop McMahon of Brentwood puts plans on hold in anticipation of seven new priests entering the ordinariate

But this time, he was just a little too obvious about it

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's general audience (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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