In a statement released simultaneously at the Vatican and in London, the Catholic Church announced that a recent decision has paved the way for a easier integration in this church of the traditional Anglicans who have been disheartened by the acceptance in the Anglican communion of the ordination of women as bishops, as well as the ordination in this hierarchical position of openly gay persons.
As a result of this provision, even married priests can be accepted as priests in the Catholic communion, while, however, only unmarried Anglican priests and bishops can be accepted as Catholic bishops.
Although the involvement in this announcement of the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Anglican Church, suggests that this provision was offered in full transparency towards the Anglican hierarchy, the announcement still caught by surprise and was received with reservations by some Anglican leaders.
It is not expected that many of the conservative Anglicans that do not support the latest decisions of the Anglican Communion will flood to Rome, except maybe in Europe.
Conservative Anglicans in the US have already formed the so-called Anglican Church in America, while the conservatives in Africa are by far the majority in Anglicanism. As such, they do not really have any reason to leave and seek for a different spiritual home.
Fore more details on this new development of the current crisis in Anglicanism, read HERE.
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The Romanian press reflects this event in a typical unprofessional and religiously illiterate manner. See HERE an example where confusions and partial truths abound.
For a more serious and professional approach of this matter, see the latest issue of Sightings.