American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome
Let’s start at the beginning:
Who are we? The Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome are men and women, priests and lay people, the newly curious as well as committed ecumenists, young, old and everything in between. We hold a diversity of views on social, political, and theological positions, and have many different ways of trying to understand unity between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church. Most of all, each and every one of us is committed to a dialogue between our churches that is never dull, that is alternatively frustrating and rewarding, and that’s always worth the effort. There’s an important conversation going on... and there’s room for you in it.
News from Rome......
A Chance meeting with Pope Francis I
One of our members had a chance meeting with the Pope the day after his election..... read more here.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as Pope Francis I
Read a statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury following the announcement on March 13.
From The Anglican Communion News Service
Anglican - Catholic relations rest, in part on Pope's successor
The future of Anglican-Roman Catholic relations is, in part, down to who will succeed Pope Benedict, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See.
Responding to today’s surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Very Revd David Richardson said the implications for Anglican-Roman Catholic relations in the long term “will depend on who is elected to succeed him.”
However, Dean Richardson, who is also Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, said that other relationships continue despite the change in leadership.
The November 2012 issue of Centro is available. You can read it online here.
A New Video: Rome and a Vision of Unity
Matthew Davies, an editor at the Episcopal News Service, has released a video report on the Anglican Centre in Rome and St. Paul's Within the Walls. To view it, please click here.
News of Transitions in the American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome
Recently, there have been some changes in our organization. Two wonderful people are taking over the U.S. leadership of the Anglican Centre in Rome. They are the Rev. Canon Kurt Dunkle, who will be a Governor and also serve as Chair of the American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome, and the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick who will be a Governor. Read more news here...