In June Archbishop Ian was officially invited to visit the Anglican community in Catania. In the course of his visit, he had the privilege of introducing the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome to various groups of people. He participated in a conference organized by the Lions club of Catania, and the International Women's Entrepreneur Association of Italy focused on the theme of “Justice and Peace in the World” and on the role of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He also met with the members of the ecumenical council of Catania, including Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and other religious leaders.


He then visited the only Italian Anglican Community based in Randazzo. He met with the parishioners and participated in Evensong with the community. He also presided over an ecumenical service attended by the official members of the Knights of Saint Lazarus of Sicily and other Christian leaders from Catania.  It was a wonderful way of encouraging people to be ecumenical and collaborative in the exercise of our calling as Christians.


Archbishop Ian attended the summer school organized by the Convocation of Episcopal churches in Europeand, the theme was “Anglicanism within European Perspective.”

On Sunday the 16th July, Archbishop Ian preached at St. Gertrude Cathedral of the “Old Catholic Church in Utrecht” and he also had the privilege of meeting with Archbishop Bernd Wallet head of the Old Catholic Church of Utrecht. Also participated in the works of the Anglican Summer School. It was a great moment of fellowship with participants who were from different Christian and religious backgrounds

On the 18th July, the Director presented a paper at the summer school session held in Rome at the Institute St Maria Bambina. It was organised by the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas, the Immaculate Conception Seminary, School of Theology, and Seton Hall University from the USA.  The theme of the paper was "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism", What can Christians do to share the Good News with others?

Ms Sadaf Yaqub, from the Church of Pakistan, and currently studying at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, shared her experience as a Christian in her own country where Christianity has minority status.