ANGLICANS: "FORWARD IN FAITH", PRAYING WITH CATHOLICS FOR "THE BEST DECISION"

"A day of prayer for the Anglicans who are considering becoming Catholics to help them understand better which one would be the best decision for them". With these words, Stephen Parkinson, spokesman of "Forward in faith", the group that, within the Anglican Communion, represents those who are against the ordination of women to priesthood and episcopacy, explains to "SIR" the invitation made by his organisation to the Anglicans, to stop and reflect on February 22nd.” “"Some are confused, others are worried and they do not know what to do. That’s why we have invited the parishes to organise moments of prayer or meetings with Catholic communities", goes on Parkinson. With the Apostolic Constitution "Anglicanorum coetibus", published last November, the Pope offered Anglican pastors the opportunity to become Catholics, while retaining some of the specific features of their Anglican cultural legacy. Many however will not make up their minds straightaway and will wait to see which initiatives will be taken by the General Synod of the Church of England. The General Synod will be convened from February 8th to 12th, but the Committee in charge of submitting a legislation to accommodate those who are against the ordination of women postponed its report to the summer meeting, due to take place in July.

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