Benedict throws open gates of Rome to disaffected Anglicans
Damian Thompson of the Telegraph describes how a new era has begun, here.
"This is a decision of supreme boldness and generosity by Pope Benedict XVI, comparable to his liberation of the Traditional Latin Mass. The implications of this announcement will take a long time to sink in, but I suspect that this will be a day of rejoicing for conservative Anglo-Catholics and their Roman Catholic friends all over the world."
I had not dared to hope that this could happen within my lifetime. To celebrate, I've opened the comments.