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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry


The Right Reverend Alan Hopes is Bishop of East Anglia. He was ordained priest in the Church of England in 1968 and served until he was received into the Catholic Church in 1994. He is Chairman of The Committee for Liturgy and is a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Life and Worship.

On 11 June 2013, Pope Francis appointed him the fourth Bishop of East Anglia.

Bishop of East Anglia
Rt Rev Alan  Hopes



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