Pope donates $250,000 to Anglican ordinariate
May. 01, 2012
By Carol Glatz
ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI donated $250,000 to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham to help support its clergy and work.
The gift "is a clear sign of (the pope's) personal commitment to the work of Christian unity and the special place the ordinariate holds in his heart," said Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Vatican nuncio to Great Britain.
The ordinariate made the announcement in a press statement May 1.
"The gift will help establish the ordinariate as a vibrant part of the Catholic Church in England and Wales," the statement said. the rest