Cardinal Hume had used a specially devised prayer for the ordination of Graham Leonard (1994) with the approval of the then president of the Holy Office, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. It was used again at the ordination of a group of twelve former Anglican clergy in 1995.
At my admission to the Priesthood, Bishop Hopes refered to ' an Ordination Mass in 1967 in Rome, of a number of priests from England.' Here 'Pope Paul VI said very beautifully, something which is true of our own Celebration today:
Today’s Ordination is distinguished by special; circumstances: these new priests have been chosen among a people who in the course of history have been, to us in Rome, a cause of special drama: divided from us by half a world; but then, under the auspices of Pope S Gregory and S Augustine, most dear and close to us; later with immense pain, torn asunder from us; finally in recent times marked by new friendship and new hope, that people strongly and sweetly draws itself to our very heart.