Catholic Herald Reporter MCiR. DEREK WORLOCK. Private Secretary to three Archbishops of Westminster over the past 19 years, is to have his own parish. He is to become parish priest of SS Mary and Michael in Commercial Roadr. Stepney, E. London, and will succeed Canon Thomas FitzGerald who is retiring because of ill-health.
The then Archbishop Griffin appointed him private secretary in 1945. Aged 25, he had been ordained barely a year before and had served 10 months as assistant priest at Our Lady of Victories, Kensington.
He was appointed Privy ,* Chamberlain to Pope Pius XII in 1949. Mgr. Worlock served e Cardinal Griffin MGR. WOILLOCA until his death in 056; he served his successor Cardinal Godfrey, and, since last September Archbishop Heenan.
During the years he has travelled extensively with the Archbishops, particularly during the period since the calling of the Vatican Council.
Mgr. Worlock. who takes over his new post on May I, will retam an office in Archbishop's House for the secretarial work of the hierarchy arising from the Vatican Council.
Further appointments announced from Westminster this week include a new chaplain to the students of London University. He is Mgr. John Coonan, for some years Chaplain to Overseas Students. He organised the Catholic Students International Chaplaincy at Holland Park. Mgr. Coonan succeeds Mgr. George Tomlinson both as Chaplain and as parish priest at St. Patrick's. Soho Square. Mgr. Tomlinson moves to the Cathedral where he has been appointed Administrator. F Victor Guazzelli, Cathedral Chaplain, is to be sub-administra
tor in succession to Canon Bartlett.r.
Other appointments are announced on page 3.
Physicians, surgeons and other specialists attending St. Andrew's Hospital, Donis Hill, London, run by the Blue Nuns, are giving 10 per cent of their earnings to help keep the hospital open.