Pope Receives Monsignor Newton in Audience

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 1, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI received in audience today Monsignor Keith Newton, the first ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Monsignor Newton, 58, is one of three former Anglican bishops who were ordained Catholic priests Jan. 15 at the Westminster Cathedral in London. The other two were Father Andrew Burnham and Father John Broadhurst.  

He was then named the ordinary for the new ordinariate for former Anglicans coming into the Catholic Church under the plan proposed by the Pope in “Anglicanorum Coetibus.”