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Archbishops of Westminster (1850–2015)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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The re-establishment of a Roman Catholic hierarchy in England, first mooted in Rome in 1847, was finally enacted by a brief issued by Pope Pius IX on 29 September 1850. It created thirteen sees, among which that of Westminster had metropolitan status and was occupied by an archbishop. In addition its holder has always become a cardinal....

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