Anglicans who decided to enter the Catholic Church will reach almost
1,000 by the end of the Easter vigil.
The count of people entering the personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham includes more than 60 former Anglican clergy.
The personal ordinariate was established under Pope Benedict XVI’s November 2009 apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.
It allows the group reception of former Anglicans into the Catholic
Church while allowing them to retain much of their distinctive
patrimony, including married priests, as well as their liturgical