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Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican, May 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Anglicans are ‘valued traveling companions’

May 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC). Read more

Peter Forster, who was Anglican Bishop of Chester from 1996 to 2019, and who was received into the Catholic Church in 2021.

Retired Anglican bishop Peter Forster becomes Catholic, news report confirms

Feb 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Peter Forster, a former Anglican Bishop of Chester, was received into the Catholic Church in Scotland last year, a Church... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian grotto in Pakistan.

Anglican pastor shot dead in Pakistan on way home from church

Jan 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“This ambush undermines peace and religious harmony throughout the country,” Archbishop Benny Mario Travas said. Read more

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England.

Ex-Anglican bishop: As a Catholic, I want to help the persecuted abroad and marginalized Christians at home

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali described his reception into the Catholic Church as a ‘bittersweet moment.’ Read more

The Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England.

Prominent Anglican bishop received into Catholic Church

Oct 14, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has joined the personal ordinariate. Read more

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall, who has resigned as the Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet, England, to be received into the Catholic Church.

Church of England bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Sep 3, 2021

By Luke Coppen

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall said he took the decision ‘after a long period of prayer.’ Read more

Pope Francis addresses a group of Anglican bishops, Oct. 6, 2016.

Rome's Anglican pastor: Papal visit an exciting, but normal, step

Feb 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis will tomorrow become the first Roman Pontiff to set foot in an Anglican parish in Rome, marking a... Read more

Pope Francis and Anglican Primate Archbishop Justin Welby walk into the church of San Gregorio al Cielo to pray First Vepsers together.

Despite hiccups, Pope Francis and Welby committed to unity

Oct 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis and Anglican Primate Archbishop Welby have signed a joint-declaration emphasizing that while topics such as homosexuality and the... Read more

Anglican Episcopal clergy.

Anglican leaders smack Episcopal Church over gay marriage

Jan 14, 2016

A meeting of national leaders of the Anglican Communion on Thursday issued a statement reprimanding the Episcopal Church, its American... Read more

The Anglican Westminster Abbey in London, October 16, 2010.

Woman bishop challenges future of Anglican-Catholic dialogue

Jan 30, 2015

By Ann Schneible

While the consecration of the Church of England's first woman bishop presents significant challenges in bringing Catholics and Anglicans into... Read more

Bishop of Durham Justin Welby will become the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, succeeding the retiring Dr. Rowan Williams.

Bishop Justin Welby chosen to lead Anglican Communion

Nov 9, 2012

Bishop of Durham Justin Welby will become the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, succeeding... Read more

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams.

Head Anglican archbishop makes final push to ordain women bishops

Oct 21, 2012

The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is trying to persuade members of the Church of England’s upcoming General Synod... Read more

The Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton, and other members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham pose in St. Peter's Basilica in February 2012.

Newman biographer highlights cardinal's insights amid Anglican turmoil

Aug 14, 2012

A biographer of Blessed John Henry Newman says the noted 19th-century Catholic convert can offer guidance to Anglicans in the... Read more