Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Australia's traditional Anglicans vote to convert to Catholicism


Traditionalist Anglicans in Australia have become the first to vote in favour of leaving their national church and convert to Roman Catholicism.

By Bonnie Malkin, in Sydney and Martin Beckford

Forward in Faith Australia, part of the Anglo-Catholic group that also has members in Britain and America, is setting up a working party guided by a Catholic bishop to work out how its followers can cross over to Rome.

It is believed to be the first group within the Anglican church to accept Pope Benedict XVI’s unprecedented offer for disaffected members of the Communion to convert en masse while retaining parts of their spiritual heritage...


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