Leaders of Ordinariates for ex-Anglicans to Gather in London

US, Australia Ordinaries to Join Monsignor Newton in Pilgrimage to Walsingham

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The leaders of the three ordinariates for ex-Anglicans will meet next month in London. It will be the second time the three ordinaries have gathered together.

From Feb. 6-13, Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, will be hosting Monsignor Jeffery Steenson, ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter in the US, and Monsignor Harry Entwistle, ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Australia.

This will mark the second time that all three ordinaries have met since the ordinariates were established. The first time was in Rome last year when they paid a joint visit to Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 

During their stay in London, the ordinaries will make a brief pilgrimage to Walsingham and have a meeting with ordinariate clergy.

Benedict XVI established the ordinariates with the Nov. 4, 2009, apostolic constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus.

The structures allow former Anglican clergy and lay people to enter full communion with the Catholic Church, bringing with them much of their Anglican heritage.

There are so far three personal ordinariates: one in the UK, established in 2011, another in the US/Canada and a third in Oceania. The latter two were established in 2012.

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