- May 28, 2020
Members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission expressed excitement about a fresh approach to ecumenism outlined in a statement that has taken seven years to produce.
The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission published its first document in 13 years on how both institutions can learn from each other in the exercise of ecclesial authority locally, regionally and globally.
A new document driven by a fresh approach taken by the official Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission reflects a major development in ecumenism where difference is not cause for suspicion or reproach, but is used as an enriching opportunity for mutual listening, learning and conversion.
A Catholic participant in Anglican/Catholic dialogue says that ecumenism leads to “loving desire for that which appears good and attractive in the other,” adding that, “at its heart, ecumenism is about falling in love with the grace of God in the other.”
Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray tonight in the church in Rome from where St. Augustine was sent to evangelize the English. The Anglican-Catholic search for unity is switching from theological dialogue to joint mission.