In a surprise announcement, the Catholic German Bishop’s Conference, Deutsche Bischofskonferenz, has applied to join the Anglican Communion. Citing a desire to avoid “church dogma,” Bishops Conference spokesperson, Dr. Hans Langendörfer SJ, stated that the move would be a “logical next step.”

Via Ignatius — ‘It seemed to us the logical next step in our pilgrimage of faith,’ said spokesperson Dr. Hans Langendörfer SJ. ‘We asked what the doctrinal requirements for entry were, and when we discovered that there weren’t any, we decided to go ahead. German Catholics lay great emphasis on the exercise of individual conscience as opposed to slavish adherence to Church dogma.’

Lambeth Palace is said to be seriously considering the application, along with marriage equality.
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