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Saturday, January 15, 2011
VATICAN: POPE: STATEMENT ON ORDINARIATE AND MEETING WITH SECURITY
VATICAN.VA REPORT: HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE STATEMENT ABOUT THE PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM IN ENGLAND AND WALES
In accordance with the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus of Pope Benedict XVI (November 4, 2009) and after careful consultation with the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has today erected a Personal Ordinariate within the territory of England and Wales for those groups of Anglican clergy and faithful who have expressed their desire to enter into full visible communion with the Catholic Church. The Decree of Erection specifies that the Ordinariate will be known as the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and will be placed under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman.
A Personal Ordinariate is a canonical structure that provides for corporate reunion in such a way that allows former Anglicans to enter full communion with the Catholic Church while preserving elements of their distinctive Anglican patrimony. With this structure, the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus seeks to balance on the one hand the concern to preserve the worthy Anglican liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions and, on the other hand, the concern that these groups and their clergy will be fully integrated into the Catholic Church.
For doctrinal reasons the Church does not, in any circumstances, allow the ordination of married men as Bishops. However, the Apostolic Constitution does provide, under certain conditions, for the ordination as Catholic priests of former Anglican married clergy. Today at Westminster Cathedral in London, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, ordained to the Catholic priesthood three former Anglican Bishops: Reverend Andrew Burnham, Reverend Keith Newton, and Reverend John Broadhurst.
Also today Pope Benedict XVI has nominated Reverend Keith Newton as the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Together with Reverend Burnham and Reverend Broadhurst, Reverend Newton will oversee the catechetical preparation of the first groups of Anglicans in England and Wales who will be received into the Catholic Church together with their pastors at Easter, and to accompany the clergy preparing for ordination to the Catholic priesthood around Pentecost.
The provision of this new structure is consistent with the commitment to ecumenical dialogue, which continues to be a priority for the Catholic Church. The initiative leading to the publication of the Apostolic Constitution and the erection of this Personal Ordinariate came from a number of different groups of Anglicans who have declared that they share the common Catholic faith as it is expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and accept the Petrine ministry as something Christ willed for the Church. For them, the time has now come to express this implicit unity in the visible form of full communion. IMAGE SOURCE DAYLIFE.COM
AUDIENCE WITH THE DIRECTORS AND AGENTS Inspectorate of Public Security at the Vatican
At 12:15 pm today, in the Sala Clementina of the Apostolic Palace Vatican, the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience the executives, the officials and employees of the Inspectorate of Public Security at the Vatican for the presentation of wishes for the new year. During the meeting, the Pope's greeting to those present that we publish the following:
ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS
Mr. Police Chief, Mr. Manager, Dear Officers and Agents!
I am pleased to welcome you, in accordance with good practice for the mutual exchange of greetings at the beginning of the new year.I extend my cordial welcome to each and my affectionate greeting, which I willingly extend to their families and your colleagues who could not attend this meeting, as dedicated to the daily service to ensure the safety of the square S.Peter, in the neighborhood and other areas pertaining to the Vatican.A special wish to extend best wishes to the Director General, Dr. Raffaele Aiello, who is driving for a few weeks of your checkers.I thank him for his kind words addressed to me, on behalf of those present and those of representatives of central and peripheral structures of the Ministry of cooperating with you in a spirit of attentive service and availability.I also extend my respectful greetings to Dr.Antonio Manganelli, head of the Police, the Prefect Salvatore Festa, other officials and managers, as well as the chaplains, renewing, on behalf of my staff, my deep gratitude for the valuable help of Codest Inspectorate of Public Security.
I take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the dedication and professionalism with which officials and employees of the State Police, almost like "guardian angels", keep watch day and night on the Vatican, ensuring proper security and by serving pilgrims.This work of supervision, which you carry out with diligence and concern for the protection of public order, it is certainly significant and delicate: it sometimes requires much patience, perseverance, sacrifice and willingness to listen.This is a very useful service to the tranquil and secure conduct of spiritual and religious events that take place especially in the square S.Peter.Your significant presence in the heart of Christendom, where crowds of faithful come tirelessly to meet the Successor of Peter and to visit the tombs of the Apostles, will inspire more and more about each of you to rekindle the spiritual dimension of life, as well as the 'commitment to deepen your Christian faith, bearing witness with joy through in a way consistent.
During the Christmas season, just ended, the liturgy has invited us to receive the Word from the beginning that is in the bosom of the Father and that He has given us, revealing his face in a Child.He is the Lord who enters time and fills in its fullness, the light that brightens and enlightens those who are in darkness is the Son of God that brings salvation to humanity.Always welcome him with confidence and joy!Presents him to the Virgin Mary.She, as a loving Mother who watches over us.Talk frequently to her maternal intercession entrusted to you the year 2011 has just begun, so that for all a time of hope and peace.
With these sentiments I invoke upon you and your work, the abundance of heavenly gifts, and I cordially impart a special Apostolic Blessing, which I willingly extend to your families and loved ones.
[00072-01.01] [Original text: Italian]
NOTICE Office of Liturgical Celebrations
The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff gives notice of taking possession to take place in the coming days:
Saturday, January 22, 2011 , at 18:30, the Em. mo Cardinal Paolo Romeo , Archbishop of Palermo, take possession of the title of Santa Maria Odigitria of the Sicilians, Via del Tritone, 82.
Saturday, January 22, 2011 , at 18, the Em. mo Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya Cardinal , Archbishop of Kinshasa, will take possession of the title of Santa Maria "Regina Pacis" in Ostia beach, Piazza Regina Pacis, 13.
Sunday, January 23, 2011 , at 11, the Em. mo Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi , President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, will take possession of the Diaconate of St. George in Velabro, Via del Velabro, 19.
Sunday, January 30, 2011 , at 11:30, the Em. mo Sarah Robert Cardinal , President of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", will take possession of the Diaconate of St. John Bosco in Via Tuscolana, Avenue of the Salesians, 9.
The Holy Father today received in audience:
Em.mo Cardinal Marc Ouellet, PSS, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
Em.mo Cardinal Agustín García-Gasco Vicente, archbishop emeritus of Valencia (Spain).
Ecumenical delegation from Finland, the Feast of St. Henry.
Managers, Agents and Staff of the Inspectorate of Public Security at the Vatican.