Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Aussie bishop joins exodus to Catholic Church

A RETIRED Australian Anglican bishop has joined an exodus of British bishops to the Catholic Church.

David Silk, a former Bishop of Ballarat, has joined four other bishops who yesterday expressed their "dismay" and "distress" at the church's liberal direction and announced they would join the Roman Catholic Church.

In a statement yesterday, the British bishops said they believed that modern reforms, including women bishops, were "incompatible" with historic Anglicanism.

The Bishop of Fulham, John Broadhurst -- whose wife, Judy, and three of his four adult children will convert with him -- predicted lay Anglicans would flock to the Catholic Church in their thousands.

"There are lots of people interested. Some are actively looking at it," Bishop Broadhurst said. Read more

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