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Vatican's Overture To Anglicans Rankles, Delights

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Vatican's Overture To Anglicans Rankles, Delights

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Vatican's Overture To Anglicans Rankles, Delights

Vatican's Overture To Anglicans Rankles, Delights

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The Vatican made waves last week with a controversial overture to disaffected Anglicans upset over the ordination of gays and women. Under the new plan, entire Anglican congregations could switch their allegiance to Rome, while still keeping their own traditions. Some conservative Anglicans welcomed the Vatican's actions, while some mainline Episcopalians believe it's an affront.

Host Guy Raz sorts out the decision and its impact with a range of Christian thinkers: Jim Naughton, canon for communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Archbishop Robert Duncan, of the breakaway conservative Anglican Church in North America; Jesuit priest Thomas Reese of Georgetown University; and former nun Karen Armstrong.

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