400,000 Anglicans to Accept Pope Benedict's OfferIt is also reported that this will include Anglican priests becoming Catholic priests.
After Benedict XVI made one of the most startling moves since the reformation, 400,000 members of the Anglican church who are in schism over the ordination of homosexuals seek to accept the pope's offer of full communion with the roman church.
Archbishop John Hepworth, the Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion, said he would ask the members of his group to immediately accept the pope's offer. Anglican's will retain some of their identity under the pope's offer.
In 1992, when the Church of England first accepted the ordination of women, 440 clergymen left the church, many fear the offer of a new home will encourage many of the 77 million members to leave the Church of England for the new Synod
You can read the Vatican release HERE. This is a really HUGE step. Another report HERE from Bloomberg news site.