New archbishop of Southwark, friend of the Ordinariate!

+John Wilson, having ordained three men to the diaconate for the Ordinariate

It has been announced today that John Wilson, currently titular bishop of Lindisfarne, and auxiliary in Westminster, will be the next archbishop of Southwark, following the retirement of Peter Smith.

Bishop Wilson will be installed as archbishop on the 25th July. You can read more here, including his own words on the appointment.

What makes this appointment so special for the Ordinariate, is his generosity, last year, in ordaining three men to the diaconate at Warwick Street.

We wish Bishop John well in his appointment!