Skip to comments.Vatican Cardinal Opens Door to Lutheran Ordinariates
Posted on 10/30/2012 10:18:43 AM PDT by marshmallow
The president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity said in an interview that the Vatican would entertain a hypothetical proposal by Lutherans to establish ecclesial structures modeled on the ordinariates developed for Anglican communities that wish to enter into full communion with the Holy See.
Anglicanorum coetibus was not an initiative of Rome, but came from the Anglican church, said Cardinal Kurt Koch, referring to the 2009 papal document that established the ordinariates. The Holy Father then sought a solution and, in my opinion, found a very broad solution, in which the Anglicans ecclesial and liturgical traditions were taken into ample consideration. If similar desires are expressed by the Lutherans, then we will have to reflect on them. However, the initiative is up to the Lutherans.
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The door has always been open:
Adult Converts to the Lutheran Faith
What does a Roman Catholic need to do to join the Orthodox Presbyterian Church?
What does a Roman Catholic need to do to join the OPC [Orthodox Presbyterian Church]?
Wow! There’s a Catholic ordinariate in the OCP? Can I recite the Canons of Dort in Latin???
OPC sorry. Acronyms are not my strong suit.
Catholics knew this was coming after the announcement of the Anglican Ordinariate!
God blelss the Pope!
God bless the Pope!