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May ~ 2015 ~ Anglican-Roman Catholic news & opinion

Anglican Communion Interim Secretary General to lead Canadian ecumenical body
19 May 2015 • Persistent link: iarccum.org/?p=1805
Lt. Col. Jim Champ congratulates his successor The Rev. Dr. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, as President of the Canadian Council of Churches. Prior to her retirement, Barnett-Cowan was the Director of Unity, Faith, and Order at the Anglican Communion Office in London, England, and served as Interim General Secretary of the Anglican Communion

A new chapter of the Revd Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan’s lifelong ecumenical engagement has begun with her installation as the new president of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) on 14 May. The current Interim Secretary General of the Anglican Communion and its former Director for Unity, Faith and Order, she was unanimously elected to a three-year term as CCC president by the council’s Governing Board. She succeeds Lt. Col. Jim Champ of the Salvation Army. A priest of the Anglican Church of Canada, for which she served several years as ecumenical officer, Canon Dr Barnett-Cowan had previously served a term as one of CCC’s vice-presidents. She brings with her a wealth of ecumenical experience, having been engaged with various inter-church dialogues and councils of churches at the local, regional, and international level. “I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen for this important voluntary position. It is wonderful to be able to put the experience I’ve gained working for the ecumenical life of the Anglican Communion to use in the service of the Canadian churches,” Canon Dr Barnett-Cowan said of her appointment.

Anglican-Catholic Commission to hold next year’s meeting in Canada
6 May 2015 • Persistent link: iarccum.org/?p=4132
ARCIC III co-chairs, Archbishops David Moxon and Bernard Longley, chat with Pope Francis during a private audience with the dialogue members

The fifth session of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission concluded this week with a decision to hold next year’s meeting near the southern Canadian city of Toronto.

The group, known as ARCIC III, met at a retreat house south of Rome from April 28th to May 4th to discuss relations between local, regional and Universal Churches and how moral or ethical decisions are made within each tradition. The Anglican and Catholic scholars have also been reviewing the substantial progress made by earlier ARCIC groups and are preparing to publish commentary on five jointly agreed statements from the previous phases of the dialogue.

During an audience with the group on Thursday, Pope Francis said these discussions remind us that ecumenism is not a secondary element in the life of the Church and that the differences which divide us must never be seen as inevitable.

Following that audience, Philippa Hitchen caught up with the two co-presidents of ARCIC III, Anglican Archbishop David Moxon from New Zealand and the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham in the UK, Bernard Longley …