‘Most Anglo-Catholics' to snub Rome29 November 2012
The new Bishop of Chichester has said that the majority of traditional Anglo-Catholics will fight to stay in the Church of England.
Bishop Martin Warner, an Anglo-Catholic whose new diocese has a strong connection with that tradition, said that he did not foresee large departures to the Roman Catholic Church.
The bishop, who was enthroned last Sunday, added that while individuals would become Catholics he was unsure whether they would join the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI for Anglicans wishing to become Catholics while retaining aspects of their identity.
"More will [become Catholics], whether they will move into the ordinariate or not I don't know. But Anglo-Catholics at the moment are desirous of finding a way to stay," he told The Tablet.
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