Zenit: Anglicans Weighing Response to Vatican Invite

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The chairman of Forward in Faith, Bishop John Broadhurst, gave the closing remarks and blessing.

"This is a struggle for the truths of the Gospel," the bishop summarized.

He noted the dismay of members of the Anglican Communion when the church decided that it was possible to ordain women. He said that while bishops of the Church of England were deaf to these concerns, the Bishop of Rome has heard them.

"Rome thinks differently about us than we've thought it thought for the last 40 years," he said.

Bishop Broadhurst characterized the move to accept Anglicans in groups as an "ecclesial answer" to an "ecclesial problem" -- in contrast to the individual conversions of Anglicans to Catholicism that has been frequent since the Communion’s move to ordain women.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury Anglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE Bishops* Religion News & CommentaryOther ChurchesRoman CatholicPope Benedict XVI

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