Apostolic Nuncio: ‘We are ready to accept them’

24 03 2011

Anna Arco of the Catholic Herald has interviewed the new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini. The complete interview can be found here, but excerpt relates directly to the implementation of the Apostolic Constitution and the erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham:

AA: Will one of your tasks be improving relations with the Church of England in the wake of Anglicanorum coetibus?

+AM: I have not yet met His Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury, but we have an appointment at the beginning of the next month. From what I know the official relations are very good and very friendly. On the other hand, we understand that this passage is a delicate matter, not only for the Catholic side but also the Anglican side, and so the Holy See wants to make clear that we are ready to accept them, but we don’t want to incite them to leave their identities as Anglican faithful.