In a London ceremony, Henry Edward Manning is consecrated as the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster
Henry Edward Manning had been a prominent member of the conservative wing of the Church of England but lost faith in the Church's direction and converted to Roman Catholicism in 1851. The loss of such a high ranking member of the established church caused a sensation. He was consecrated at ten o'clock in the morning as the second Archbishop of Westminster at a ornate ceremony at St. Mary's Church in Moorfields in London. He became a cardinal in 1875. (By John Osborne)
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1865 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1866), 71-72.