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Anglican bishop to resign, join Catholic ordinariate

Catholic World News - October 15, 2010

A bishop of the Church of England has announced his plan to resign before the end of this year, and join an Anglican ordinariate in the Catholic Church.

Bishop John Broadhurst of Fulham is the first leading Anglican prelate to announce that he plans to accept the invitation offered by Pope Benedict XVI in Anglicanorum Coetibus. The papal document calls for the creation of new ordinariates to serve the pastoral needs of Anglicans who wish to preserve their traditions while entering into full communion with the Roman Church.

Speaking on October 15 to a meeting of Forward in Faith, a conservative Anglican group, Bishop Broadhurst said that he would join the Catholic ordinariate as soon as it was created. Two other Anglican bishops, Andrew Burnham of Ebbsfleet and Keith Newton of Richborough, are considered likely to join him.

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  • Posted by: ColmCille - Oct. 16, 2010 6:28 PM ET USA

    The Barque of King Henry is sinking fast. Hopefully as many Anglicans as possible can get off of it and onto the unsinkable Barque of St. Peter before they drown.

  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Oct. 15, 2010 10:19 PM ET USA

    Just think what a unifying thing it would be if Abp. Rowan Williams led the flock into this ordinariate.

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