Nevertheless, what Kung seeks already exists. It is called the Anglican Communion.
For directions to get there: swim backstroke across the Tiber! The grass on our bank is particularly green.
ON THE OTHER HAND Edward Norman, yes, that Edward Norman, famous Anglican writer, theologian, apologist, is swimming the Tiber towards Roman shores, via a channel called Anglican Ordinariate, as reported by Damian Thompson:
"Norman the conqueror
Dr Edward Norman, former Reith lecturer and Canon of York Minster, will be received into the Pope’s Personal Ordinariate for ex-Anglicans tomorrow. It’s a coup. The Ordinariate has had to put up with Anglican sneers and appalling condescension from liberal RCs. But now it can number among its members the sharpest apologist for Christianity in the country.
Sharp in every sense. Here’s Dr Norman in this week’s Catholic Herald: “The Church of England provides a masterclass in equivocation; it also, however, is the residence of very many good and faithful Christian people who deserve respect – for their perseverance in so many incoherent spiritual adventures.”No doubt some Anglicans won’t be sorry to see him go. But orthodox Catholics will be delighted to welcome someone who cuts through throat-clearing ecumenical waffle. Edward Norman isn’t afraid of causing offence; that makes him a rare beast indeed in today’s Church."