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VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has paved the way for groups of disaffected Anglicans to come into communion with Rome.
In a historic announcement Oct. 20, the Vatican said the Holy Father has approved canonical structures to allow Anglican clergy and faithful to be received into the Church while retaining elements of their distinctive Anglican spiritual patrimony.
The new structures would be open to members of the Episcopal Church in the United States, otherwise known as TEC (formerly ECUSA); the TEC is the main American branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. They will also help regularize Pope John Paul II’s 1982...READ MORE