Pope Benedict XVI gives a large donation of support for Anglicans returning to their Catholic roots.(Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI gives a large donation of support for Anglicans returning to their Catholic roots.
(Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Gives Quarter of a Million Dollars to Anglican Breakaways

May 7, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
The pope signals his personal commitment to bringing Anglicans to Rome.
 

Pope Benedict xvi donated $250,000 to the UK Catholic organization set up to receive defecting Anglicans—the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Monsignor Kieth Newton, head of the ordinariate, thanked the pope for his gift May 1, saying: “This gift is a great help and encouragement as we continue to grow and develop our distinctive ecclesial life while seeking to contribute to the wider work of evangelization in England and Wales.”

The group has come out of the Anglican Church with little to no property or funds, making the pope’s donation a key lifeline.

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