Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Anglican-Catholic Events in Rome This Week Raise False Hopes of Unity

From The National Catholic Register-

As part of a week of festivities marking half a century of Anglican-Catholic dialogue, nineteen pairs of Anglican and Catholic bishops from around the world will be commissioned tomorrow to embark on a joint mission to spread the Gospel.

The initiative will be launched at an ecumenical vespers service in Rome’s San Gregorio al Cielo church, attended by Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby.

The joint mission is the fruit of dialogue undertaken by the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission. The commission’s Catholic bishops and their Anglican counterparts have been taking part in a summit that began in Canterbury on Sept. 30 and concludes in Rome on Friday.

Also being celebrated this week is the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Center in Rome which was opened in 1966 after the historic meeting in Rome between the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey, and Pope Paul VI. The center is aimed at helping to foster unity.

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