Pope Benedict XVI: Welcomes Anglican Clergy

Welcomes Anglican Clergy

A specific canonical structure has been prepared for Anglican clergy and faithful who wish to enter the Catholic Church. In fact, Benedict XVIs Apostolic Constitution, entitled Anglicanorum Coetibus, was just published today, November 9th. The constitution was previously presented at a Holy Sees Press Conference, which these images refer to. The document introduces a canonical structure that establishes Personal Ordinariates, which will allow former Anglicans to enter full communion with the Catholic Church while preserving elements of their distinctive spiritual and liturgical patrimony. It provides for the ordination of married Anglican clergy as Catholic priests, though precluding the ordination ...