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Two Anglican bishops resign to become Catholic

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John Burger - published on 03/10/22 - updated on 04/07/22

The moves follow last year's reception into the Church of Michael Nazir-Ali and Peter Forster.

Two more Anglican bishops have announced their intentions to become Catholic. The news follows last year’s announcements of two other former bishops of the Church of England to enter into communion with Rome.

The latest Anglican bishops to “swim the Tiber” are Jonathan Goodall, who was bishop of Ebbsfleet, England, for eight years, and John Goddard, former bishop of Burnley. Both are married fathers of two and are set to be ordained as priests in the Catholic Church. 

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