Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Traditional Anglican Communion suspends Hepworth

Catholic World News - May 22, 2012

The Traditional Anglican Communion has suspended Archbishop John Hepworth, the Anglican prelate whose desire for full communion with the Holy See helped occasion Pope Benedict’s 2009 apostolic constitution on Anglican ordinariates.

Hepworth, a former Catholic priest who subsequently married, divorced, and remarried, served as primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion from 2002 until March 2012. Because of the suspension, he is now no longer the traditional Anglican bishop ordinary of Australia.

Hepworth’s suspension follows the resignation of Peter Slipper, a priest of the Traditional Anglican Communion, as speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, amid allegations of financial impropriety and sexual harassment.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,662 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,337.73
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War 16 hours ago
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed 23 hours ago
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18