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.
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!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($16,074 to go):
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!