Australian Bishops set up channel for implementing “Anglicanorum Coetibus”

Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

November 27, 2009

Anglicanorum Coetibus

At its November Plenary meeting, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference discussed and welcomed the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus of Pope Benedict XVI, providing for Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.

This Constitution enables the bishops to respond to requests received here in Australia.

To assist those who have approached individual bishops, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has appointed Bishop Peter Elliott as the delegate in this matter, and we encourage any Anglicans who wish to take up the provisions of the Constitution to make initial contact with him.

The bishops reaffirm their commitment to the ecumenical journey with the Anglican bishops and communities of Australia. They express their gratitude to the Anglican bishops who have similarly reaffirmed their commitment to ecumenical relationships with the Catholic Church at this time.

Contact details for Bishop Peter Elliott:
Bishop Peter Elliott,
PO Box 62,
ORMOND VIC 3204.
(03) 9576 9145
pelliott@melbourne.catholic.org.au

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  1. Yey! What a great choice, as Bishop Peter Elliott was formerly an Anglican, too.