On the Anniversary of Anglicanorum Coetibus

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI established the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter 11 years ago with the promulgation of Anglicanorum Coetibus. To help fulfill the Pope Emeritus’ call for “formation in Anglican patrimony” of the faithful, we put together special Ordinariate collections.

Why did Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI promulgate Anglicanorum Coetibus? He responded to the petitions of Anglicans moved by the Holy Spirit to be in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, and his response to those petitions sought to heal the wounds in the Body of Christ:

Every division among the baptized in Jesus Christ wounds that which the Church is and that for which the Church exists; in fact, “such division openly contradicts the will of Christ, scandalizes the world, and damages that most holy cause, the preaching the Gospel to every creature.”

Anglicanorum Coetibus

On this anniversary Anglicanorum Coetibus we join our brothers and sisters of the Ordinariate in celebration and prayer.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us!

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