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Benedict XVI appoints Lancashire-born former bishop to lead it

Fr Mercer, centre, with Mgr Keith Newton, left, and Bishop Alan Hopes (Photo: Personal Ordinariate)

Fr Robert Mercer’s stand against apartheid was dramatised in a pop musical in South Africa

Archbishop Hepworth greets Cardinal Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: Deborah Gyapong)

The Traditional Anglican Communion, which claims 400,000 members, says it will not be joining an ordinariate

Benedict XVI is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Pope Benedict visits Assisi in 2007 (AP Photo/Maurizio Brambatti, Pool)

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Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his visit to Ancona (AP Photo)

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Diaconate ordinations for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

Ordinariate talks stall in Canada

As the ordinariate for England, Wales and Scotland makes progress, the TAC’s leader warns it could be the first and ony such structure for former Anglicans in the world

Archbishop Thomas Collins is pictured after receiving the pallium in 2007 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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Parishes in America that have requested to join an ordinariate, according to Google Maps

Canadian Anglicans request ordinariate

Anglo-Catholic parish becomes first mainstream Anglican group in Canada to ask to join an ordinariate

The Right Revd Geoffrey Rowell, the third Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

But don’t hold your breath: it will take years