Friday, February 22, 2013

Pope of Christian Unity

Benedict XVI praised for trailblazing unity with Anglicans
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster stands with the three former Anglican bishops just ordained Catholic priests: Father John Broadhurst (left), Father Andrew Burnham, and Father Keith Newton. CNS photo / Marcin Mazur, Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
Catholic News Agency reports that Pope Benedict's move allowing Anglican converts to enter the Catholic Church as a group makes him "the Pope of Christian Unity," according to the head of the United Kingdom's structure for these communities.

"I think it just shows his fatherly care to open his arms to those who came from different traditions, but shared a common faith," Msgr. Keith Newton told CNA Feb. 13.

Msgr. Newton leads, or is the ordinary of, the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, an ecclesial structure in the U.K. for Anglicans who enter the Catholic Church in groups and who wish to maintain elements of their spiritual and liturgical heritage.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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