Monday, April 18, 2011

England:Anglicans defect en masse to the Roman Catholic Church

The Sunday Telegraph carries an interesting article on this topic by Jonathan Wynne-Jones. It is titled "The faithful torn apart"
Here is an excerpt:
Holy Week will be marred by bitterness and despair as Anglicans defect en masse to the Roman Catholic Church
Dressed in their black cassocks, the three Anglican bishops had hoped to pass unnoticed as they emerged from the Vatican into the shadows lengthening across St Peter’s Square.

Having just assured one of the Pope’s key advisers of their momentous decision to defect to Rome, they walked along the cobbled streets fearful of being recognised, hoping to keep these discussions to themselves.

But they were betrayed even before they had returned to England, with word of their meeting spreading from one rectory to another, angering and alarming clergy loyal to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who feared he was being undermined by this papal gambit tempting disaffected Anglicans to join the Roman Catholic Church.

This week, the plots hatched behind closed doors in the Vatican last year will be played out in the open as the former bishops lead dozens of clergy and hundreds of worshippers in taking up this historic offer...
Read on Here


wild gypsy said...

I hope you have a wonderful week filled with peace, family and blessings.

John Barry said...

Thanks. Looking forward to a great Easter. The weather is warm and sunny here.

rainywalker said...

Are the Anglicans dissatisfied with the method of worship or something else? Bless you all this Easter.

John Barry said...

Many Anglicans are unhappy that the Anglican Church has allowed women priests and bishops and gay marriage so they are joining the Catholic Church.

rainywalker said...

Understand. Thanks.