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Benedict XVI appoints Lancashire-born former bishop to lead it

Fr Robert Mercer’s stand against apartheid was dramatised in a pop musical in South Africa

The Traditional Anglican Communion, which claims 400,000 members, says it will not be joining an ordinariate

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Ordinariate talks stall in Canada

As the ordinariate for England, Wales and Scotland makes progress, the TAC’s leader warns it could be the first and ony such structure for former Anglicans in the world

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Canadian Anglicans request ordinariate

Anglo-Catholic parish becomes first mainstream Anglican group in Canada to ask to join an ordinariate

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