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Portsmouth bishop’s ordination will stream live on the internet

Up to 30,000 pupils in Catholic schools Portsmouth Diocese will be able to watch the Episcopal ordination of Mgr Philip Egan on Monday on screens in their schools.

The ordination, and all subsequent services from St John’s Cathedral will be streamed live on the internet.

As well as school pupils, people who are unable to attend the ordination service will be able to watch it in their homes on the internet.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols will preside at the Mass together with Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, 24 bishops and over 100 priests and deacons from the Portsmouth and Shrewsbury dioceses and elsewhere.

The ordination will take place on September 24 at 2:30pm. Mgr Philip Egan (above) will become the eighth Bishop of Portsmouth.

Civic dignitaries, ecumenical guests as well as representatives from the parishes throughout the diocese will attend.

Prior to being appointed Bishop of Portsmouth, Mgr Philip Egan was vicar general of Shrewsbury Diocese.

— Live feed of ordination Mass can be found at


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