There is sad news – from my perspective anyway – regarding Archbishop Hepworth and the TAC from South Africa, according to this report in the Australian. That it ended this way was never inevitable, but is not surprising. I can understand the TAC bishops decision, given all the circumstances. While it was never the case in the first place that Anglicanorum Coetibus was aimed at the TAC, a body which was already separated from the Anglican Communion and fully independant in its own structures, and while it was always unlikely that the TAC as a whole would accept the invitation, it is still sad that it has ended this way. I hold out hope that a number of TAC parishes and perhaps even dioceses will still accept the Holy Father’s offer of full communion, after all, only 12 of the 20 TAC bishops were at the meeting. And I especially pray that Archbishop Hepworth himself will find his way home again.
Peccator apud peccatores, et insanus apud insanos
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