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Auxiliary Bishop Robert Byrne of Birmingham (Mazur)

Fr Robert Byrne is the first Oratorian bishop to be installed for 140 years

New Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham Fr Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

Bishop-elect Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

Mgr Patrick Browne after Mass on Friday 21, with the altar servers

Popular priest is made monsignor

Archbishop Longley surprised Canon Patrick Browne with the announcement during a farewell Mass