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Cardinal Nichols congratulates London’s first female Anglican bishop

December 19, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England’s leading Catholic prelate, sent his congratulations to Anglican Bishop Sarah Mullally, who was named Bishop of London. She is the first woman to occupy the 3rd-ranking office in the Church of England.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 22, 2017 3:02 PM ET USA

    If clergy of the Anglican ecclesial body were ordained to offer true sacrifice through the Eucharistic re-presentation of the separation of Christ's blood from His body, then an attempt to ordain a woman to serve in persona Christi would be as out of step there as it is in the true Churches. Thus to offer congratulations to a clergyman or woman who represents a body in possession of only "elements" of sanctification, and not the "fullness of the means," is akin to congratulating a secular leader

  • Posted by: johnleocassidy3475 - Dec. 22, 2017 2:40 AM ET USA

    We take greater note of all the Cardinal does not say...

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Dec. 21, 2017 1:39 AM ET USA

    Another slippery Catholic bishop trying to support female priests. There is nothing to congratulate on what is happening in the Anglican church.