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O’Toole becomes Bishop of Plymouth

30 January 2014 | by Catherine Pepinster | Comments: 0

The first new bishop of England and Wales appointed by Pope Francis was ordained on Tuesday.Mgr Mark O’Toole, the former rector of the Allen Hall seminary and one-time private secretary to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, became the ninth Bishop of Plymouth in a special ceremony in the city’s cathedral.Mgr O’Toole was consecrated by his predecessor, Bishop Christopher Budd, who retired after 27 years in office. The ordination was conducted in a packed cathedral and the co-consecrators included Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols, the Archbishops of Cardiff, Southwark and Birmingham, and the papal nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, together with most of the bishops of England and Wales.In his homily, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor ref ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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