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Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus published

09/11/2009

The Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus has been published by the Holy See providing for Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans entering into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, said in response to the publication:

“I welcome the publication of the Apostolic Constitution and the Complementary Norms. This now makes clear the provision made by the Holy See and enables those who have made requests to the Holy See to study it in detail.

“It is important to remember that this is a response to requests made to the Holy See by Anglicans and former Anglicans from across the world. It is not a provision specifically for England and Wales and clearly there is much reflection to be done by all concerned.”

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Below you will find the Apostolic Constitution: Anglicanorum coetibus, Complementary Norms and a press statement issued in Rome.

Apostolic Constitution: Anglicanorum coetibus - English (MS Word) 53.00 kB

Anglicanorum coetibus: Complementary Norms - English (MS Word) 53.50 kB

Vatican press release on the publication of Anglicanorum coetibus (MS Word) 23.50 kB