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Two new bishops face challenges

BY CHRISTINA WHITE

Two NEW bishops were installed last week serving very different sections of the population.

In Hampshire, former navy chaplain, Mgr Tom Burns, was consecrated as the new Bishop of the Forces. In London, Fr Paul Gomnycky was installed as Britain's Bishop for Ukranian Catholics.

—Tlwixtmint—incio-Pmhbishop Pablo Puente, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and 10 other bishops concelebrated at Bishop Bums's consecration at St Michael and St George's Cathedral, Aldershot.

Also present were Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham, Archbishop Patrick Kelly of Liverpool and the three Catholic chaplains for the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force together with leading forces personnel including First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh Bishop Bums, 57, takes over from Bishop Francis Walmsley, who has retired after 23 years of service to the Armed Forces. The new bishop said his service with the Navy had taught him that "spiritual depth is inseparable from operational effectiveness" and that war and conflict often bring people closer to God.

In Mayfair, West London, Bishop Paul Chomnycky was installed as the new Apostolic Exarch Bishop at the Ukranian Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile. The ceremony followed his official ordination in Canada on June 11.

The 47-year old former superior of St Basil's Monastery in Edmonton,Canada welcomed representatives of the Catholic Church and extended his greetings to the Ukranian community.




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