Anglican Primates head for Rome.  


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.

1. For full details of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Anglican Centre programme please see:
  or contact the Revd Marcus Walker   
or (+39) 06 678 0302

2. Details and further information about the Bishops of the International Anglican and Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission (IARCCUM)  who have been meeting in Canterbury, prior to travelling to Rome are also on the link above.
Or contact:   
 mob: 07743 489548

Staff Member, 03/10/2016