Following the successful Ordinariate festival in London earlier this year, Monsignor Newton wrote to the Holy Father to assure him of the prayers and support of all Ordinariate members.
Today a reply came from Rome and with it some welcome words of encouragement and support for the Ordinariate from Pope Francis himself. His assessor wrote the following to convey this news to us:
“The Holy Father encourages you to continue to fulfil, in faith and truth, the mission of the Ordinariate.
“Commending you and all who belong to, and cooperate with, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham to the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Holy Father willingly imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of peace and joy in the Lord.”