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  1. Natalie Gray

New Catholic bishop was an Anglican

A new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia has been announced.

69-year-old Bishop Alan Hopes was a former Anglican priest, before converting to Catholicism in 1994.

His predecessor Bishop Michael Evans was hugely popular. He died two years ago aged just 59 after a long battle with cancer.

Bishop Alan Hopes will be installed as the 4th Bishop of East Anglia in a special mass on 16 July in front of a congregation of 2,000 people.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray: