Sunday, June 09, 2013

Good News for the Venerable English College

Former Rector of the Venerable English College Mgr Nicholas Hudson and Benedict XVI
Mgr Philip Whitmore has been appointed as the new Rector of the Venerable English College, in succession to Mgr Nicholas Hudson. The handover will take place in mid-August. The Venerable English College is the Bishops' seminary in Rome training priests for ministry in the dioceses of England and Wales.

Mgr Whitmore, Archdiocese of Westminster, currently works at the Secretariat of State for the Holy See in Rome. Mgr Hudson, Archdiocese of Southwark, who has been Rector of the VEC since 2004, has been appointed parish priest of Sacred Heart in Wimbledon by Archbishop Peter Smith.
more here
Mgr Whitmore was the translator of Pope Benedict's Jeasus of Nazareth trilogy.
He'll be a good thing for the VEC.

7 comments:

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Mike Cliffson said...

and Vallodolid?

Gungarius said...

Father, I thought Sacred Heart, Wimbledon was a Jesuit parish?

Gungarius said...

PS - this announcement is most welcome. Mgr Whitmore visits our Parish occasionally and Celebrates Sunday Mass when he has leave from Rome and from what I have seen will be a very good rector.

Fr Ray Blake said...

Gung...
The Js are giving it up in the summer.

IanW said...

Excellent news. And maybe after a little while he'll be able to come hone at last ...

justine rehan said...

Archdiocese of Southwark, who has been bingo online Rector of the VEC since 2004, has been appointed parish priest of Sacred Heart in Wimbledon by Archbishop Peter Smith.