17 Oct 2010

Entire Anglish parish to convert to Catholicism

9:23 am on 17 October 2010

Members of an entire Anglican parish in southern England are taking up an offer by the Pope to convert to Catholicism.

The Pope has created a special enclave in the Catholic Church for members of the Church of England unhappy with their church's decision to let women become bishops.

Last month the church council of St Peter's in Folkestone, Kent, voted to take the first formal steps towards converting.

The offer was made by Pope Benedict XVI last October.

Fulham Bishop John Broadhurst has also announced his intention to convert to Catholicism.

He becomes the fourth Anglican bishop to take up the Pope's offer.