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A couple weeks ago, I wrote: The territory of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has been extended to encompass Canada, at least for now. The intent is to establish a territorial deanery of this ordinariate in Canada that likely will become a separate ordinariate at some time in the future. Carl Reid and Peter Wilkinson, the former bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC), the Canadian province of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), will receive ordination as Catholic presbyters on 08 December, respectively in Ottawa and Victoria. I expect that one of them has been chosen to be the dean of the Canadian deanery, and that the announcement of the canonical erection of the deanery and the name of its first dean will occur at the respective ordination. There's also another class of about sixty former Anglican presbyters slated to begin a program of supplemental formation for service as Catholic clergy next month, with their ordinations to occur around April of next year.

Alas, this situation is changing very rapidly. I have recently heard that Mr. Reid's ordination as a Catholic presbyter has been delayed until 26 January 2013 because somebody needed more time to shuffle the necessary paperwork. Thus, I'm guessing that the public announcement of the canonical erection of the deanery for Canada will occur at the ordination of Mr. Peter Wilkinson on 08 December 2012 in Victoria, with the newly ordained Fr. Peter Wilkinson being named as its first dean.

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