Ordinations in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite took place in England for the first time in decades on Saturday.
Archbishop of Liverpool Malcolm McMahon presided over the ordinations of Alex Stewart and Krzysztof Sanetra to the Priesthood at St Mary’s Shrine Church, Warrington.
The two priests were ordained for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP), a clerical society of apostolic life that exclusively uses the pre-1962 rite.
Writing for the Catholic Herald in September 2016, Fr Armand de Malleray, superior of the FSSP in England and Wales, said: “St Mary’s Shrine Church is a fitting place for the ceremony, due to its beautiful Pugin design and because Archbishop McMahon has established it as ‘a centre for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of Mass and the sacraments’.”
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