The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Anglicans and the Vatican

The Vatican’s top official for Christian unity said same-sex blessings and consecrations of female or openly gay bishops undermine the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, made his remarks to a German Roman Catholic news agency after speaking to Anglican bishops at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England (see "Anglican bishops face challenge").

Female bishops “effectively and definitively [block] a possible recognition of Anglican Orders by the Catholic Church,” he said.


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