RIP Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor

Today on the Feast of St Giles, Abbot, the sad news of the passing to eternal rest of His Eminence Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, emeritus Archbishop of Westminster and previously Bishop of Arundel & Brighton. His Grace, Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey communicated the condolences of the clergy and faithful of the Province of Europe to His…

Metropolitan establishes new Congregation for Religious & Apostolic life

Brighton, England, UK: On Sunday 23rd July, 2017, His Grace Metropolitan Jerome OSJV of Selsey issued a decree erecting a new congregation for the governance of religious Orders and societies of apostolic life. Acceding to various petitions received by canonical orthodox Old Roman Catholic bishops, His Grace has responded by providing a centre of focus,…

Pentecost & London 2017

Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey during his broadcast homily for Pentecost Sunday referred to the news of the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday 3/6/17, resulting in the tragic deaths of seven people and seriously injuring another forty-eight, including Emergency Service personnel and Police. His Grace began with a reflection concerning the fulfilment of the promise…

Manchester Arena 2017

Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey’s statement concerning the awful tragedy of the suicide bomber at the Manchester Arena, UK, yesterday evening: “After the confusion of last evening, the nation has awoken this morning to the awful clarification of an horrific event, a suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena, as young adults and children were exiting the venue after…

A message for Christmas 2016

The Metropolitan of Europe’s Christmas message for 2016 is published ahead of the celebration of the commemoration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ this coming Sunday. In his message, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV, Archbishop of Selsey, reflected on the meaning of the Incarnation as a practical reality in the lives of those seeking to…

Advent Pastoral Letter 2015

His Grace, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV has issued a Pastoral Letter for Advent to the faithful of the Province of Europe. The letter is a spiritual reflection on the holy season and the observance of it, focusing particularly on the anticipatory and preparatory nature of the season with a view not just to the commemoration of…

Chapter of the bishopric of Selsey

Lynmouth, UK: Between Sunday 18th October to Thursday 22nd October, clergy of the bishopric of Selsey joined their Ordinary, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV in Chapter. Accommodation was provided courtesy of Canon Emilio Tundidor-Suarez OSJV at The Rock House hotel and by gracious permission of the Anglican Bishop of Exeter, the daily round of liturgical Offices, private Masses…

Metropolitan speaks at House of Lords

London, UK: His grace, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV of Europe was a keynote speaker and member of the “expert panel” at the House of Lords in a debate entitled “Refugees and Migrants – morals and dilemmas” hosted by Baron John, the Lord Laird of Artigarvan. The other keynote speakers were Councillor Christopher Precious, the Mayor of…

Metropolitan visits Circus

Brighton, UK: Since walking a tightrope for local HIV/AIDS hospice The Sussex Beacon in 2009, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV has maintained a relationship with the Zippos Circus family. On Easter Monday 2014 his excellency administered the sacrament of baptism for the famous Rastelli clown family and is ever available to members of the circus for spiritual…

Cherubs meet Zippos

Brighton, UK: Through his long standing relationship with Zippo’s Circus since walking a tightrope over the Big Top for charity, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV was able to treat some of the Cherubs Kitchen team to a visit to the circus while it was in Brighton & Hove. Pictured with Norman Barrett, the ringmaster and Metropolitan Jerome…

AN URGENT LETTER OF THE CHALDEAN PATRIARCH

August 5, 2014 Your Holiness Pope Francis Your Beatitudes the Patriarchs of the East Your Excellencies the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences The Christians of Iraq face an enormous tragedy The Christians of Mosul (Nineveh Province, Iraq), horrified, have fled the city with only the clothes they were wearing. Their churches have been profaned and…