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McMahon tipped to succeed Kelly as Archbishop of Liverpool

20 March 2014 | by Christopher Lamb | Comments: 0

A new Archbishop of Liverpool was due to be announced yesterday with the Bishop of Nottingham, Malcolm McMahon, understood to be in line for the post, writes Christopher Lamb.Bishop McMahon, 64, is chairman of the Catholic Education Service and was seen as a contender to become the Archbishop of Westminster in 2009.As The Tablet went to press, church sources were predicting that Pope Francis would appoint Bishop McMahon to Liverpool.Liverpool has traditionally been one of the Church’s most important sees and has been in need of a new archbishop since the retirement of Patrick Kelly, who submitted his resignation on the grounds of ill health 14 months ago.The Dominican bishop was born in London and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science an ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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