The Church of Ireland (Anglican) Bishop Michael Jackson 'blessed' holy water and Catholic pilgrims at Monday's proceedings of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland.
I understand that the RCC holds that Anglican orders are null and void, so why was this Protestant clergy man blessing Catholics like a priest does? He blessed the water, he sprinkled the people, and then at the end of the liturgy service (it was not Mass) he blessed the people with his hand as a priest does at Mass.
There's a story here, but I don't think it mentions the blessing and the holy water.
So, was this action by the Protestant minister approved by Rome?