Anglican bishop plans to convert to Catholicism
CWN - October 26, 2009
Bishop John Hind of Chichester, described by The Telegraph as “the most senior traditionalist in the Church of England,” has announced his plans to convert to Catholicism.
“This is a remarkable new step from the Vatican,” he said, referring to Pope Benedict’s decision to permit members of Anglican communities to enter the Catholic Church as communities. “At long last there are some choices for Catholics in the Church of England. I'd be happy to be reordained into the Catholic Church.”
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Posted by: jeremiahjj -
Oct. 27, 2009 4:41 PM ET USA
Way to go, Bishop Hind, and welcome! I can only hope and pray Canterbury follows.
Posted by: New Sister -
Oct. 26, 2009 5:31 PM ET USA
"re-ordained" ...does he believe he's ordained now?
Posted by: jmjusa -
Oct. 26, 2009 11:13 AM ET USA
As usual, the media gets it wrong. If you listened to Hind's speach to FIF UK, he doesn't sound nearly as positive as the Telegraph makes him out to be. Basically, he says that time will tell if he converts.