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OTTAWA, April 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At St. Patrick’s Basilica in Ottawa yesterday, dozens of members of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC), along with their bishop Carl Reid and a number of their priests, entered the Catholic Church. They were welcomed into the Catholic Church with a Mass celebrated by Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, who in speaking with Vatican Radio about the event noted the Anglican community’s strong commitment to the pro-life cause.
In Victoria, British Columbia another group of the ACCC entered the Catholic Church with their Bishop Peter Wilkinson. Masses at both locations were crowded with attendees.
All the entrants, but especially both bishops and their priests, have made the move at great cost. The clergy will be considered laymen until they receive Catholic ordination as priests, for which they have already received an initial clearance from the Vatican. One of the ACCC bishops originally from Canada has already been made a Catholic priest.
Reid, as a bishop of the ACCC, was a very prominent religious figure at the National March for Life in Ottawa. He has participated in the March every year since 1998 except for 2006 and 2007, when he was made a bishop and was away in Europe. “As Church leaders we are responsible not only for defending and upholding the faith ‘once given for all’, but also to represent the same sort of steady beacon in an increasingly confused moral landscape,” said Bishop Reid in the ACCC’s diocesan newsletter in 2009
This is a beautiful witness. Thanks be to God.
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