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Five Bishops Leave Anglican Church to Join Catholic Church

Church of EnglandMiffed by the Church of England's decision to ordain women and other "liberal" policy shifts, five Anglican bishops have announced their resignation from the church with the intention to set up an English Ordinariate in communion with the Pope.

The bishops include Andrew Burnham, Bishop of Ebbsfleet, Keith Newton, Bishop of Richborough, John Broadhurt, Bishop of Fulham, Edwin Barnes, ermeritus Bishop of Richborough, and David Silk, an emeritus assistant bishop of Exeter.

The bishops complain of developments they believe to be "incompatible with the historic vocation of Anglicanism in faith and order."

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