The formation of personal ordinariates for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church.
The Vatican announced Anglicans parishes and entire dioceses would beallowed to come into full communion with the Catholic Church, whilestill maintaining some of thier own traditions.
Mons. Joseph di Noia
Secretary, Congregation for Divine Worship
“This form, the personal ordinariates allows for something very muchpart of the local Church, and as groups emerge who wish now to takeadvantage Apostolic constitution wherever in the world they can do soin a local way in consultation with the Holy See and with theConferences in each place.”
Before the announcement, some 50 Anglican bishops asked for their dioceses to be welcomed into the Catholic Church.
Meanwhile, more than 200 bishops gathered for the Synod of Bishops forAfrica. The synod tackled issues that surround the Church around theworld such as poverty, world hunger, AIDS, ecumenical dialogue andwars.
Arch. John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan
“There are countries where there are still conflict, so they need for areconciliation, and some countries there is no conflicts but there isno justice and therefore everywhere in Africa we have need to billpeace and consolidate.”
October also marked month in which 5 exceptional figures were celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Recognized for their work and service to others, the Pope canonized 5 saints, one of the most prominent figures, Father Damien.
Author, St. Damin of Molokai
“This Belgian priest living in Hawaii became bigger than both Belgiumand Hawaii, justifiably celebrated by both. But by the time of thatimmense suffering that he underwent in Molokai he had become a trulyinternational figure.”
Pilgrims from Hawaii and all around the world gathered in St. Peter’sBasilica to witness their patron saint get a place at the altars in avery memorable ceremony.