Leaders of the world-wide Anglican church will arrive in Rome over the next few days to join in the celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Whilst there, they will meet with many of their Roman Catholic counterparts and are expected to have a formal audience with Pope Francis.
Together with their episcopal colleagues who have been meeting in Canterbury since 30th September, they will take part in a Symposium on Wednesday 5 October at the Pontifical Gregorian University on current relations between the two traditions and where issues remain unresolved. They will also be present at the evening service that day at San Gregorio al Celio in Rome. The service will be jointly led by Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby will give an address. This service marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Anglican Centre in Rome and will combine elements of Anglican Evensong and Catholic Vespers. The Sistine Chapel Choir will be joined by the choir of Canterbury Cathedral as they unite in common worship.
A list of the Archbishops and Presiding Bishops attending the celebratory events is below.:
The Most Reverend Thabo Magkoba Archbishop of Cape Town & Primate of South Africa
The Most Reverend Paul Sarker Bishop of Dhaka and the Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh
The Most Reverend Francisco Moreno Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Mexico & Presiding Bishop of Mexico
The Most Reverend Michael Curry Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (USA)
The Most Reverend David Chillingworth Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane & Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
The Most Reverend John Holder Bishop of Barbados & Primate Archbishop of the West Indies
The Right Reverend Denny Bray Guka Bishop of Port Moresby representing Clyde Igara, Archbishop & Primate of Papua New Guinea
The Most Reverend Albert Chama Archbishop & Primate of Central Africa
The Most Reverend Paul Kwong Archbishop & Primate of Hong Kong
The Most Reverend Ian Ernest Bishop of Mauritius & Primate Archbishop of the Indian Ocean
The Most Reverend Barry Morgan Bishop of Llandaff & Primate Archbishop of the Church in Wales
The Most Reverend Daniel Sarfo Primate Archbishop of West Africa
The Most Reverend Philip Richardson Primate Archbishop in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia
The Most Reverend Winston Halapua Primate Archbishop in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia
The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz Primate & Archbishop of Canada
*The list is provisional and may change.
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