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From left: Fr Marcus Stock, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Read the full text of the bishops’ statement on Anglicanorum coetibus

The Right Revd Geoffrey Rowell, the third Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

But don’t hold your breath: it will take years

We may be about to witness the first fruits of Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. But not everyone is rejoicing

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the General Synod (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Forward in Faith expects an exodus of ‘thousands’ after General Synod rejects concessions to traditionalists