8 December - the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - was a great moment in the history of the Diocese of Salford, as Bishop John Arnold was installed its eleventh Bishop. He was greeted at the door of the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon and the Provost of the Diocesan Chapter, Monsignor Michael Quinlan. They escorted him to the Altar, where the Apostolic Letter appointing Bishop Arnold was read, before he was solemnly seated in the "Cathedra", the Bishop's Chair, and invested with the Crozier and Mitre by Bishop Emeritus Terence Brain.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has sent an Apostolic Letter to be read out in the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist at the Installation of the Rt Re...Read more
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, as Bishop of Salford. He will be the eleventh Bishop of Sa...Read more