With impressive ceremonial, which lasted more than two hours, the Right Reverend Daniel Hannon was consecrated Bishop of Menevia in the ProCathedral at Wrexham on May I.
The Most Reverend William Godfrey, Archbishop of Cius, Apostolic Delega,te to Great Britain, was the Consecrator. with the assistance of the Most Reverend Michael McGrath, Archbishop of Cardiff (the new Bishop's predecessor), and the Right Reverend David Mathew, Bishop of Acliae. The Right Reverend Monsignor Provost George Nightingale was the assistant priest, and in addition to many prelates and priests there was a large congreeation. Speaking at a luncheon following the consecration. the Apostolic D2legate thanked Mgr. Nightingale, the Vicar Capitular, for his devoted care of the diocese during its widowhood, and proposed the health of the newly consecrated prelate.
• BISHOP'S MOTHER WAS PRFSFNT
The newly-consecrated Bishop, who addressed the gathering in English and in Welsh, expressed thankfulness that his 81year-old mother should have bee, spared to witness his consecration as Bishop of Menevia, His message to the clergy of the diocese was that with their co-operation and his good-will they could look forward with courage and confidence to the future and do their best to spread the Faith in the mountains, valleys and hills of Wales.
Tribute to the work of Bishop Hannon wasesaid by Archbishop McGrath, 'who said that in Bishop Hannon the diocese of Menevia would have a priest who would practice the Points so dear to the Holy Father.