The bishops' conference of England and Wales has announced the details of the new Anglican ordinariate that will allow for the reception of Anglican individuals and communities into the Catholic Church while retaining aspects of their spirituality and tradition.
“Five Anglican Bishops who currently intend to enter the Ordinariate have already announced their decision to resign from pastoral ministry in the Church of England with effect from 31 December 2010,” the conference noted in a November 19 statement. “They will enter into full communion with the Catholic Church early in January 2011. During the same month, it is expected that the Decree establishing the Ordinariate will be issued and the name of the Ordinary to be appointed announced. Soon afterwards, those non-retired former Anglican Bishops whose petitions to be ordained are accepted by the CDF [Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith], will be ordained to the Catholic Diaconate and Priesthood for service in the Ordinariate.”
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