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The Bishop of Lancaster has entrusted a second historic church to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Mar Joseph Srampickal will be the bishop attached to the new Syro-Malabar cathedral

The revival no one expected


With a new cathedral, new orders and new Oratories, could England’s Catholic Church be entering a time of renewal?

Groups like the Syro-Malabar Catholics and the Institute of Christ the King are filling previously empty churches

The number of Syro-Malabar Catholics in England, Scotland and Wales has risen to nearly 40,000

Bishop Michael Campbell said he was ‘deeply saddened’ at the news

Syro-Malabars will take over St Ignatius after it was closed last year

Threat by Bishop Campbell of Lancaster came during row over church closures

St Ignatius has been earmarked for closure by the Diocese of Lancaster