Anglican Clergy ready to become Catholic?

Posted: October 24, 2009 in Church
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From the BBC News:

Anglican group mulls Rome switch

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict’s offer has divided the Church of England

Some Anglican clergy have said they are ready to accept an offer to join the Roman Catholic Church at a meeting of about 600 conservative priests.

Members of the Forward in Faith group discussed the Pope’s invitation to Anglicans to convert to Catholicism but keep many of their existing practices.

Many who are considering conversion are unhappy at women bishops being introduced into the Church of England.

Others at the meeting, in Westminster, urged their colleagues to stay.

They have pleaded with their colleagues to stay inside the Church and fight for a compromise that would allow them to live harmoniously with women bishops.

Under the terms of the invitation offered by the Vatican, those who convert could keep many of their Anglican traditions in their own special section of the Roman Catholic Church.

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