The creative generosity of Pope Benedict XVI

Episode 31,   Jan 05, 03:22 PM

In the first Merely Catholic podcast for 2023, Dr Gavin Ashenden is joined by Monsignor Andrew Burnham to discuss one particular aspect of the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI, who died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 95.

In this 31st episode, the former Anglican Bishop of Ebbsfleet pays tribute to the late Pontiff for establishing the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, an act which allowed the corporate reception of entire Anglican communities and permitted them also to bring with them much of the beauty of their liturgical patrimony.

Monsignor Burnham, one of five bishops who in 2010 resigned to join the ordinariate, reflects on what he now believes was miracle of creative ecumenism, an act of healing at the hands, and from the heart, of a deeply generous pope.