News Archive (pre 2016)

Diocesan News Archives

Archived Press Statements

Archived Press Statements

27th February 2015
Statement re: Conviction of Rev Anthony McSweeney 

December 2014
The Appointment of Mgr John Armitage as Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
From Bishop Alan: I am delighted that Mgr John Armitage has accepted the appointment to be the new Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

13th May 2014
Launch of the Catholic Grandparents Association
The Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) was formally launched in
England and Wales on the 9th May 2014.

9th May 2014
Statement re: Fr David Jennings

14th April 2014
Bishops make joint visit to Magdalen Group 
Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops were united today as they visited the Magdalene Group in Norwich.

17th March 2014
Statement Mr David Goodstadt

22nd -24th NOVEMBER 2013
Year of Faith – Gateway to the New Evangelisation three days of celebration
The new Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, who was installed at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Earlham Road, Norwich on 16th July this year, led a celebration last weekend that drew together an estimated 3,500 Catholics from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

15th November 2013
Statement on events in the Philippines 
From Bishop Alan: I have watched with horror as images of devastation have emerged from the Philippines.  I know that we have a large Filipino community here in East Anglia and that we benefit greatly from their spirit of generosity, especially in our hospitals and other areas of health care.

11th June 2013
Appointment of  Bishop of East Anglia, Bishop Alan Hopes
Pope Francis has today appointed Bishop Alan Hopes, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, to
become the fourth Bishop of East Anglia.

13th March 2013
Statement on the election of Pope Francis 
The Diocese of East is delighted to welcome Pope Francis on his election. As part of the Universal Church we have been waiting prayerfully for this moment since the departure of Pope Benedict on 28th February.
We now have a new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who has taken the name of Francis,