LONDON — Pope Benedict’s move allowing Anglican converts to enter the Catholic Church as a group makes him “the Pope of Christian Unity,” says the head of the United Kingdom’s structure for these communities.
“I think it just shows his fatherly care: to open his arms to those who came from different traditions, but shared a common faith,” Msgr. Keith Newton said Feb. 13.
Msgr. Newton leads the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham — an ecclesial structure in the U.K. for Anglicans who enter the Catholic Church in groups and who wish to maintain elements of their spiritual and liturgical heritage.
“I’m more than happy to call him the Pope of Christian Unity, because, for me,...READ MORE