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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Both Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby stand in stark contrast to their bookish predecessors, and they may find they have much to agree on when they have their first get-to-know-you meeting.


  1. Paul Waddington

    The article refers to “Pope Benedict’s controversial iniative to woo disgruntled Anglicans”. This is very misleading. In fact the establishment of Ordinariates was a response to many and repeated requests coming from within the Anglican Communion for some provision to allow Anglicans to enter the Catholic Church whilst retaining some of their patrimony. The patrimony has turned out to centre upon the service of Evensong and the use of certain hymns.

    The Ordinariate is in fact a minimal response by the Vatican.