Finally, a new bishop has been appointed for the Diocese of Portsmouth, Msgr Philip Egan. I have just rung my mother to tell her the good news.
Poor Bishop Crispian can finally retire. 23 years. I remember him coming to visit our school shortly after his appointment to the diocese. We were in Chemistry at the time, a subject l loathed. He told our teacher we were not allowed any homework that day. I instantly warmed to him.
More in the Portsmouth Evening News if you want the local spin on it.