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Two new auxiliaries for Westminster

BY A STAFF REPORTER

TWO new Auxiliary Bishops of Westminster have been appointed by Pope Paul. They are Canon Victor Guazzelli, Vicar-General of the archdiocese, and Fr. 'Gerald Mahon, Superior of the Mill Hill Missionary Fathers.

Canon Gauzzelli has been named titular Bishop of Lindisfarne. Northumberland. and Fr. Mahon titular Bishop of Eanach Duin, Ireland, with Bishop Butler, Cardinal Heenan will now have three auxiliaries to assist him.

Canon Guazzelli, 50, parish priest of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Fulham, was for several years one of those responsible for the running of Westminster Cathedral.

He was born in the parish of Commercial Road, Stepney, and educated in the parish school. In 1935, he went to do his training for the priesthood at the English College, Lisbon. Prevented by the war from returning home, he was there for ten years. He was ordained in 1945.

He was a curate at Soho Square from 1945 to 1948, and then returned to the English College, Lisbon, where he taught church history for five years and sacred scripture for another five.

In 1958 he became Sub. Administrator at Westminster Cathedral. In October 1967 he became the parish priest at Fulham. Last December he was appointed Vicar-General of the Archdiocese, and assumed this position at the beginning of this year.

KENYA EIGHT YEARS Fr. Mahon, 48, spent the years 1955 to 1963 working in Kenya, and has just returned from an extensive tour of the Far East.

He was born in the parish of St. Thomas, Fulham, the son of George E. Mahon, a lecturer at St. Mary's College of Education, Strawberry Hill. He was educated at the Cardinal Vaughan School, Kensington, and at St. Joseph's College, Mill Hill — headquarters of the St. Joseph's Society for Foreign Missions (Mill Hill Fathers).

He was ordained in 1946. He graduated from Cambridge in 1949 with an honours degree in Geography. From 1950 to 1955 he taught at St. Peter's College, Freshfield, near Liverpool. After missionary work in Kenya from 1955 to 1963 he was recalled to the Society's General Chapter and elected Superior General. He attended three sessions of the Second Vatican Council, and addressed the Council twice in support of a Secretariat for the problems of world poverty.

Later, he was appointed a Consultor to the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace. He is also an active and prominent member of the Cornmission for Justice and of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

SCOTTISH APPOINTMENT Mgr. James Monaghan, Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh since 1957, has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop to Cardinal Gray.

Mgr. Monaghan, who is 56, has been parish priest of Holy Cross, Edinburgh, since 1959.

The new bishop helped promote the Young Christian Workers' movement and the National Lay Apostolate Council.




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