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Archbishop Vincent Nichols has announced the appointment of Canon Pat Browne as the Parliamentary Roman Catholic Duty Priest.

The appointment was made following requests from members of the Palace of Westminster for a Roman Catholic Priest to be available in a pastoral role.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols said: “I am very grateful for the assistance of the Speaker John Bercow and the Speaker’s Chaplain, Canon Robert Wright, for their co-operation in arranging this appointment. Canon Pat Browne will be available not only to MPs and Peers but also to the many Catholics who work in the Palace of Westminster. “

Canon Pat Browne will remain as Parish Priest of Holy Apostles, Pimlico.