IARCCUM bishop pairs

The work of implementing and living out the agreements reached in Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue is carried out in dioceses and parishes around the world. One of the ways that IARCCUM fosters this work is by forming pairs of bishops, Anglican and Roman Catholic, within the same country or region. These bishops are commissioned to carry forward the work of IARCCUM in practical ways.

In January of 2024, IARCCUM gathered pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops from twenty-seven regions for an Summit in Rome and Canterbury. This gathering was an opportunity to study and pray together at the tombs of Saints Peter, Paul, Augustine of Canterbury, and Thomas à Becket. The 2024 Summit provided an opportunity for the bishops to discuss the ecumenical context in their own countries and to learn from each other’s experiences. The bishop-pairs were commissioned by Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby at vespers at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls on January 25th during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. These bishops were commissioned to promote the growth in communion between these two churches and the reception of the agreements reached in the theological dialogues.

A brief description of the role of the IARCCUM Bishops has been prepared. The following pairs of bishops attended the 2024 Summit and were commissioned. The list is also available as a PDF with photos.

The Right Reverend Dr David Hamid, Suffragan Bishop in Europe
Most Reverend Donald Bolen, Archbishop of Regina, Canada

The Right Reverend Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle
Most Reverend Gregory Homeming, OCD, Bishop of Lismore

The Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes, Bishop in Europe
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

The Right Reverend Marinez Rosa Dos Santos Bassotto, Bishop of the Amazon & Primate
Most Reverend Teodoro Mendes Tavares, CSSP, Bishop of Ponta de Pedres

The Right Reverend Pédaçuli Birakengana, Bishop of Rumange
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

The Right Reverend Bruce Myers, OGS, Bishop of Québec
Most Reverend Martin Laliberté, Bishop of Trois-Rivières

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Claudio Lurati, Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria

The Right Reverend Stephen Race, Bishop of Beverley
Most Reverend Peter Collins, Bishop of East Anglia

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Peter Paul Angkyier, Bishop of Damongo

Hong Kong
The Right Reverend Matthias Der, Bishop of Hong Kong Island
His Eminence Cardinal Stephen Chow, SJ, OFM, Bishop of Hong Kong

The Right Reverend Royce Victor, Bishop of Malabar, Church of South India
Most Reverend Felix Machado, Archbishop of Vasai

The Right Reverend Adrian Wilkinson, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory
Most Reverend Niall Coll, Bishop of Ossory

The Right Reverend Fanuel Magangani, Bishop of Northern Malawi
Most Reverend Monfort Stima, Bishop of Mangochi

The Right Reverend Leonard Dawea, Archbishop of Melanesia & Primate
Most Reverend Christopher Cardone, OP, Archbishop of Honiara

The Right Reverend Sally Sue Hernández, Bishop of Mexico
Most Reverend Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez, Bishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Middle East
The Right Reverend Hosam Naoum, Archbishop in Jerusalem & Primate
Most Reverend Rafic Nahra, Patriarchal Vicar for Israel

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend John Saw Yaw Han, Bishop of Kengtung

New Zealand
The Right Reverend Ross G. Bay, Bishop of Auckland
Most Reverend Michael Gielen, Bishop of Christchurch

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Michael Ekwoyi Apochi, Bishop of Otukpo

The Right Reverend Alwin Samuel, Bishop of Sialkot
Most Reverend Sebastian Shaw, OFM, Archbishop of Lahore

Papua New Guinea
The Right Reverend Nathan Ingen, Bishop of Aipo Rongo & Primate
Most Reverend Rosario Menezes, SMM, Bishop of Lae

The Right Reverend Ian Paton, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld, & Dunblane
Most Reverend Hugh Gilbert, OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen

South Africa
The Right Reverend Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, Bishop of Natal
Most Reverend Mandla Siegfried Jwara, CMM, Archbishop of Durban

South Sudan
The Right Reverend Samuel Peni, Archbishop of Western Equatoria
Most Reverend Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, Bishop of Yei

Sri Lanka
The Right Reverend Nishantha Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala
Most Reverend Norbert Andradi, OMI, Bishop of Anuradhapura

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku Andali, Bishop of El Obeid

The Right Reverend John Bauerschmidt, Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
Most Reverend John Michael Botean, Romanian Catholic Eparch of St. George’s in Canton

West Indies
The Right Reverend C. Leopold Friday, Bishop of the Windward Islands
Most Reverend Clyde Harvey, Bishop of St. George’s in Grenada