WATCH: Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Robert Byrne

Here you can watch a live stream of the Episcopal Ordination of Robert Byrne C.O. The ordination takes place in the Cathedral Church of St Chad in Birmingham at 11am on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. Read more


Ordination Homily

Cardinal Vincent Nichols says that Fr Robert Byrne has been "chosen" for the people of Birmingham - "a city of a thousand trades". In his homily for the Epis...Read more


Archbishop's Welcome

"I am delighted to welcome you to St Chad’s Cathedral on this very joyful day in the life of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. An especially warm welcome to His...Read more


Pope Welcomes Bishop

"I am very pleased to be here, representing the Holy Father, Pope Francis, at the Episcopal ordination of your new Auxiliary Bishop. My first words must be o...Read more


Prayer Vigil for Fr Robert Byrne’s Episcopal Ordination

A Vigil of Prayer was held at Birmingham Oratory on the eve of Fr Robert Byrne’s Episcopal Ordination on 13 May. It was attended by the Oratory Fathers from Birmingham, Oxford, Manchester, London and York, together with Fr Robert’s friends and family members, including his parents and uncle, Fr John Rigby from the Diocese of Salford. 

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