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Pope Benedict XVI honours Priests of the English Ordinariate

posted Mar 17, 2011, 4:30 PM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Mar 17, 2011, 4:40 PM ]
17th March 2011

It was announced today that the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has been honoured by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, and has been elevated to the rank of Protonotary Apostolic.

Fr John Broadhurst and Fr Andrew Burnham have also been honoured by being elevated to the rank of Prelate of Honour.

As such, all three priests are now known as Monsignor.

See this article for an explanation of this ecclesiastical rank.