Anglican and Catholic theologians look at ordination rites

Catholic and Anglican theologians have been meeting near Rome to discuss ordination rites in the two communions.

The members of the Malines Conversation group also considered the ecumenical implications of Pope Francis’s recent document Amoris Laetitia.

A communique issued after the encounter said the theologians from seven different countries discussed “contemporary and historic ordination rites”.

They also looked at the developments that have taken place in both communions since Pope Leo XIII declared Anglican orders to be “null and void”.

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