I leave most of the Anglican-watching, Anglican-speculating to Jordan Hylden, but here’s a story that was left out of yesterday’s post. Over the weekend, reports came that “senior” bishops from the C of E had met with Catholic officials about swimming the Tiber en masse. Now, just published a few minutes ago on the Telegraph ‘s website , comes this:
The Bishop of Ebbsfleet, the Rt Rev Andrew Burnham, is to lead his fellow Anglo-Catholics from the Church of England into the Roman Catholic Church, the Catholic Herald will reveal this week.
Bishop Burnham, one of two “flying bishops” in the province of Canterbury, has made a statement asking Pope Benedict XVI and the English Catholic bishops for “magnanimous gestures” that will allow traditionalists to become Catholics en masse.
He is confident that this will happen, following talks in Rome with Cardinal Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Cardinal Kasper, the Vatican’s head of ecumenism. He was accompanied on his visit by the Rt Rev Keith Newton, Bishop of Richborough, the other Canterbury “flying bishop”, who is expected to follow his example.
Read the rest here .