Fr. James Hewes to be chairman diocesan ecumenical commission; Fr David Donnelly to be chairman diocesan liturgical commission. Fr Gordon Read to be y;ce-chancellor and vice-officialis.
Parish priests: Fr Dsvid Donnelly from Uprninster to Witham; Fr James HeININI from Clacton to Upminster. Fr George Duckett from Witham to Clacton. Assistant priests: Fr Arthur Barrow to Rayleigh; Fr Gerald Goading from Rayleigh to Canning Town; Fr Neil Tozer from Stanford-le-Hope to Wanstead; Fr Maurice Gordon from Canning Town to Collier Row. Fr Joseph Heves iDiocese of Miami) to Stanford-le-Hope. Fr Umberto Paequitionl MCCJ to Elm Park.
Fr. John Glynn has been appointed parish priest of Ingatestone and priest in charge of Stock.
Assistant Priests: Fr. Christopher Quirks. from Southend to Immaculate Conception, Chelmsford. Fr. John Clifford from Manor Park to Layton. Fr. Joseph White from Wanstead to Billericay. Fr. Patrick Sammon from SS. Peter & Paul's, Ilford to Braintree.
(Fr. Sammon will continue with his work as Diocesan Youth Director).
Fr. Colm Gallegher from St George's. Walthamstow to Manor Park,
Fr. Michael Butler to be Chaplain to the University of Essex Fr. Martin O'Connor from Chelmsford to St. George's. Walthamstow, with special responsibility for Whipps Cross Hospital
Apoutleship of the See
Fr. Basil Pearson has been appointed to the Apostleshro of the Sea.
Diocesan Information Officer Father Brien O'Shea of Colchester
The Bishop of Leec a has appointed the following to fill the y3cancies in the Leeds Diocesan Chapter of Canons.
Canon John Murphy, Administrator of the Diocesan Rescue Society. Canon T. Coughlan, Parish Priest of St Malachy's Ovenden, Halifax. Rev Hugh Barr, Parish Priest of St Patrick's. Huddersfield; In addition the Rev D. Tengney of St Theresa's Cross Gates, Leeds, has been appointed an Honorary Canon of the Diocese. Cardinal Egidio Vagnozzi has died in Rome, aged 74 He was a former Apostolic Delegate to the United States. His appointment in 1959, to succeed Cardinal Cicognani as Apostolic Delegate, was warmly welcome in Washington where for ten years, from 1931 to 1941, he had served successively as Secretary, Auditor and Counsellor at the Delegation. Egidio Vagnozzi was born in Rome on February 2, 1906. he studied for the priesthood and gained the triple doctorates of philosophy, theology and canon law. After his ordination in 1928 he was appointed to a minor post in the Secretarlate of State at the Vatican and two years later was sent to the Apostolic Delegation in Washington as Secretary.
Mgr Eric Gordon Riley, MA has died aged 59. He was parish priest of Saint Cuthbert, VVithington. for the last six years and formerly Rector of St Bede's College, Manchester. After first entering the ministry of the Church of England. he was received into the Catholic Church in 1950. He taught as a lay master at St Bede's College, Manchester. before going to the Bade College, Rome, In /952 to study for the priesthood. After his ordination in Rome in 1956 he returned to join the staff of Si Bevies College and in 1967 was appointed Rector. In 1973 Pope Paul VI named him a Prelate Of Honour.