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Papal Nuncio concludes East Anglia visit in Cambridge

The final day of the Apostolic Nuncio’s visit to the Diocese of East Anglia yesterday (May 22) included a meeting with the Filipino and Syro-Malabar Communities at St Philip Howard Parish in Cambridge and lunch at Our Lady and the English Martyrs.

His Excellency Archbishop Edward Adams, the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, was undertaking a four-day visit to the Diocese of East Anglia after an invitation to do so by Bishop Alan Hopes.

At St Philip Howard, the Apostolic Nuncio and Bishop Alan first prayed before the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Church then had the meeting with the two communities. 

Representing the Syro-Malabar community were Fr Philip John, Fr Thomas Parakandathil, Santos Mathen and Joseph Cherian.

Representing the Filipino community were Rev Alfonso-Jude Belnas, Bienn Carlo, Expedita Amper and Phoebe Vargas.

After the meeting, both their Excellencies offered flower to the statue of Our Lady for a wonderful meeting. 

Then the Papal Nuncio visited the Parish Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs before leaving for London after a successful four days around the Diocese.

Speaking about his visit to East Anglia, Archbishop Adams said: “I want to thank Bishop Alan for giving me the opportunity to come to the diocese and see the reality of the church and the people and to be able give the Pope an idea of the life of the Christian community in this part of the world.”

Pictured above is the Papal Nuncio with Bishop Alan and meeting the Filipino and Syro-Malabar Communities at St Philip Howard Parish in Cambridge.

You can see a full picture gallery of the four-day visit at and below.

Apostolic Nuncio visit to East Anglia May 2019