A Vatican source has reportedly denied rumours that Rome has decided to create a personal prelature for members of the Traditional Anglican Communion.
According to earlier reports, the Traditional Anglican Communion was to be allowed to form a personal prelature to accommodate the clergy and lay members of the group, Virtue Online reports.
The Second Vatican Council decree Presbyterorum Ordinis originally proposed "special personal dioceses or prelatures" should be established when necessary outside of the Church's existing structures to deal with "particular pastoral works as are necessary in any region or nation anywhere on earth" (No. 10).
Pope John Paul II created the first personal prelature for Opus Dei in 1982.
However, Rome has not reached a decision to create a similar personal prelature for the Traditional Anglican Communion, an official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told National Catholic Register correspondent Edward Pentin.
Said the official, "It's something that has appeared on the blogosphere and then been reiterated, but the truth is nothing's been decided."
Vatican: Anglican Rumors Denied (Virtue Online)
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