Here's an excerpt from a story from The Age (with my emphases):
Conference secretary Father Brian Lucas said last night the church expected about 500 Anglicans to convert, some from the dissident Traditional Anglican Communion, which broke away years ago after the Australian Anglican Church allowed women to be priests, and some mainstream Anglicans with a Catholic inclination.
He said he expected there would be two parishes in Melbourne, two in Sydney, one in Brisbane and one in Perth. The Pope had not yet appointed a bishop.
"This will be announced on June 15. But there are people needing to make a decision about their life, particularly Anglican clergy, and now they can make their plans with confidence in the next step in their journey," Father Lucas said.
Read the rest here.
I'm surprised it is as high as 500. I would bet when all is said and done, the numbers will be more similar to those in Canada, which will initially add up to what, about 300, when all the groups are received.
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