Friday 15th June 2012
Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, has expressed his pleasure at the appointment of Fr Harry Entwistle as the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, for Anglicans wishing to enter the Catholic Church in Australia.
Speaking of the news, Mgr Newton said, "I'm very pleased to hear of this encouraging appointment. Fr Entwistle has a wealth of experience from his Anglican ministry in England and in Australia, and I look forward to working with him closely as we seek to articulate the vision of Anglicanorum coetibus".
Mgr Newton joined Mgr Jeffrey Steenson, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, in welcoming today's appointment.
The formal erection of a Personal Ordinariate in Australia sees the third such structure for Anglicans who desire communion with the Catholic Church, following the wishes of Pope Benedict XVI in his 2009 Apostolic Constitution.