Diocese of Portsmouth

Bishop Philip Egan says people in Britain are ‘sorely in need of new hope’

Ordination of Bishop-elect Egan will be streamed live online and be seen by up to 30,000 pupils

If the judgment is upheld, canon law is to be replaced by employment law

Diocese says it is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court

Spokesman for Portsmouth diocese says there is a ‘growing disquiet’ over time it is taking to appoint a successor

Ruling defines the relationship of a priest to his bishop as that of employee to an employer

Portsmouth City Council re-names road ‘Bishop Crispian Way’ in honour of Bishop Hollis, who is nearing retirement after 22 years