We saw Bernard kneeling, in stark white, on the threshold of St Chad's, to pray that he will be a faithful and prayerful servant of us, his flock, and, before that, came a long procession of priests from all over the arch-diocese
, identical in Birmingham's "uniform" of yellow and gold chasubles - and one poor priest got his skirt tangled around a cable so he looked, for a second, as if he were growing a little black tail.
Given his position in the arch-diocese
, my recommendation is that he check out as soon as possible the Franciscan Center, 101 W.
When asked about the cancer fears, a spokesman for Catholic Arch-Diocese
of Birmingham said: 'I am not personally aware of this research myself and do not wish to comment further.
When her parents split, she remained with her mother, who was active in peace and justice issues in the Arch-diocese
Rev Colin Bennetts, and Bishop Philip Pargeter from the Catholic Arch-diocese
of Birmingham will attend.