Room for Anglicans in RC Church

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Vatican creates new church structure for Anglicans who want to join Catholic Church

By Associated Press

2:27 AM PDT, October 20, 2009

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has has created a new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Roman Catholic Church.

Cardinal Joseph Levada, the Vatican’s chief doctrinal official, said Tuesday the new legal entity will allow Anglicans to join the Catholic Church while maintaining their Anglican identity and many of their liturgical traditions.

Levada said the new structure is a response to the many requests that have come to the Vatican over the years from Anglicans who want to join.