New Catholic Bishop of East Anglia appointed

Bishop Alan Hopes has been appointed the new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia Credit: Diocese of East Anglia

Nearly two years after the death of the previous incumbent, the Roman Catholic church has appointed a new Bishop of East Anglia.

Alan Hopes replaces Bishop Michael Evans who died in July 2011. Bishop Alan was an Auxillary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster.

The new bishop will be installed at St John's Cathedral in Norwich on 16 July.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia covers Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire including Peterborough.