Monday, September 12, 2011

Ordinariate Watch: Archbishops splinter over letter to the Vatican

A war of words broke out last night between two archbishops over the meaning of a letter one wrote promising to raise the other's concerns with the Vatican.

Traditional Anglican Communion primate John Hepworth claimed that Adelaide Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson promised in December 2008 to discuss his allegations of sexual abuse with the Vatican.

However, an Adelaide diocese spokeswoman said last night the letter from Archbishop Wilson had nothing to do with Archbishop Hepworth's allegations he was raped as a Catholic seminarian and a priest in Adelaide.

Rather, she said, it involved the recognition by the Vatican of the 400,000-member breakaway Anglican communion led by Archbishop Hepworth. To read more, click here.

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