Consecration of Bishop Robert Byrne, Cong. Orat.
Our congratulations and prayers for Bishop Robert Byrne of the Oratory, consecrated bishop yesterday to serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham. Here he can be seen blessing the congregation following the Mass yesterday, wearing the chasuble Pope Benedict wore at the Beatification Mass in 2010 when he beatified John Henry Cardinal Newman.
Fr Robert lies prostrate during the Litany of the Saints:
The laying on of hands:
The Book of the Gospels is held over Fr Robert's head during the prayer of consecration:
Archbishop Longley anoints the new bishop with chrism:
He is given the episcopal ring:
The giving of the mitre:
The new Bishop is enthroned:
Bishop Byrne at Oscott with Fr Felix Selden, Delegate of the Holy See, and Fr Mario Aviles, Procurator General: