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Thursday, 5 November 2009

UK Traditional Anglican Communion says "yes please"

The South African Catholic blog Signum has an article reporting that TAC in UK accepts "Ordinariate"

At the 2009 Assembly of the Traditional Anglican Communion UK, the following resolution was passed:
That this Assembly, representing the Traditional Anglican Communion in Great Britain, offers its joyful thanks to Pope Benedict XVI for his forthcoming Apostolic Constitution allowing the corporate reunion of Anglicans with the Holy See, and requests the Primate and College of Bishops of the Traditional Anglican Communion to take the steps necessary to implement this Constitution.
The Assembly also suggests Bishop Robert Mercer as a possible candidate for Ordinary.

I hear a lot of skeptical comments about the Holy Father's offer of Personal Ordinariates, with the conventional wisdom being that it will not really attract many people. So it is good to hear news of twenty or so parish communities that will be interested. The TAC asked for the provision in the first place so it is to be expected that they would be first off the mark; but I think that there may well be plenty more to follow in due course.
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