Fast track to Rome

On his recent visit to Great Britain, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, allowing disaffected individual Anglicans, churches, and whole dioceses to unite with Rome.  Apparently the ex-Anglicans get to keep their liturgy and customs–even married priests on a case by case basis–while entering into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.  Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was not amused.

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