Congratulations to the Fathers of the London Oratory who yesterday held their election for Provost. The new Provost is the cheerful and welcoming Fr Julian Large. Together with Fr Rupert McHardy, he has been responsible for the highly successful "Call to Youth" meetings, one of which I spoke to recently. As a result, many young adults who live and work in London know him well and, I'm sure, will wish him well in his new responsibility.
The London Oratory plays an important part in the life of the Church, so this news is significant for many people outside of the immediate parish, or the more far-reaching catchment area of those who regularly attend Mass and other services there. I pray that the good work of the Oratory will continue to flourish under Fr Julian's wise leadership.