Friday 27th February 2015
In response to the letter written by Mgr Keith Newton following the Ordinariate's Westminster Festival in October 2014 assuring the Holy Father, Pope Francis, of the prayers and affection of all those at the Festival, a reply has been received from Monsignor Peter B. Wells, the Holy Father's Assessor, which says:
"The Holy Father encourages you to continue to fulfil, in faith and truth, the mission of the Ordinariate.
"Commending you and all who belong to, and cooperate with, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham to the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Holy Father willingly imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of peace and joy in the Lord."
Monsignor Newton siad that he was delighted to receive this response adding that, once again, "it shows the support of the Holy Father for the Ordinariate".