Early signs of Anglican support for Vatican call

WHILE controversy and criticism plagued the initial announcement of the Vatican’s provision for Anglicans to join the Catholic Church, there are signs of hope budding through like an early spring.

An Australian Anglican group has become the first to accept Pope Benedict XVI’s offer to disaffected Anglicans to convert en masse while retaining parts of their spiritual heritage.


And retired Anglican assistant bishop of Newcastle Paul Richardson has converted to Catholicism—only weeks after stepping down from his Newcastle post.



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