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Westminster
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I. Roman Catholic Archbishopric

Following the Reformation in England, Roman Catholics labored under numerous constitutional and social disadvantages. Emancipation finally took place in 1829, despite considerable lingering anti-Catholic sentiment. Since the 1680s, four bishops, serving as vicars apostolic (Vicar apostolic), supervised Catholic interests in England; in 1840 four more were added. Various factors, most especially Irish immigration, the ri…

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Carter, Grayson and Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Westminster”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_124200>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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