Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The Italian vaticanologist Andrea Tornielli has written his thoughts about the unilateral decision of the Holy See to receive Anglicans in full communion with the See of Peter. He says that the Archbishop of Canterbury was not privy of this up to two days ago. He says that the Holy Father has changed the old policy of receiving people individually and now he is open to receive whole communities. Ordination to the priesthood will be offered to those whom the Church believes to be called. There is no provision for first generation married bishops. As is the custom of the Church, East and West, episcopacy will be celibate. The (married) Anglican bishops will be invited to work as priests. Obviously this is what Andrea reads in today's news, we still have to wait and see.

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