AGI: Cardinal Bertone comments on continuity on Anglicans

1 05 2011

From AGI:

Vatican City – In an interview-book entitled “A Great Heart. Homage to John Paul II”, Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said there is continuity between John Paul II and Benedict XVI in “welcoming into the Catholic Church former married Anglican pastors, allowing them to live in matrimony.” The Cardinal explained that this “welcome that still continues today and that the recent Apostolic Constitution extends to entire groups of people and parishes, albeit standing firm on the issue of celibacy for priests, asking that in the future married priests should not become the norm in these Orders.”