BY STEVE WEATHERBE
March 28-April 10, 2010 Issue
ORLANDO, Fla. — The bishops of the Anglican Church in America have voted to accept Pope Benedict XVI’s invitation to bring their 3,000 members into the Catholic Church.
The unanimous vote of eight members of the House of Bishops, who met in Orlando, Fla., brings 120 parishes in four dioceses across the country into the Church.
In addition, on March 12, the leaders of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada sent a petition to the Vatican requesting full communion with the Church (see story, page 3).
Present at the Orlando March 3 vote and in support of it were representatives of “Anglican use” parishes admitted on a one-by-one basis to the Catholic Church in accordance with the Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II in 1980.
The move is seen as significant for both the “Anglo-Catholics” in the Anglican Church in America and the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion — and the Catholic Church...
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