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Topic: St Chad’s Cathedral

New Bishop of Birmingham installed at St Chad’s Cathedral

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

What now is the future for the English episcopate? Just when things weren’t looking too hopeful, we get another Ratzingerian appointment. What’s going on?

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

Pope appoints first Oratorian bishop in England for 140 years

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

Popular priest is made monsignor

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