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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 October of 2016, IARCCUM gathered 19 pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in Canterbury and Rome for an 8-day pilgrimage. 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 2016 Pilgrimage provided an opportunity for the bishops to discuss the ecumenical context in their own countries and to learn from the experience of each other. The bishop-pairs were commissioned by Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby at vespers at San Gregorio al Celio. On the site where St Gregory the Great commissioned St Augustine to evangelise the English, 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 have accepted the role of IARCCUM bishop (updated May 2021):

Co-chairs

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

Australia

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Michael McKenna, Bishop of Bathurst

Belgium

The Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes, Bishop in Europe
Most Reverend Johan Bonny, Bishop of Antwerp

Brazil

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

Burundi

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend George Bizimana, Bishop of Ngonzi

Canada

The Right Reverend Bruce Myers, Bishop of Québec
Most Reverend Gary Gordon, Bishop of Victoria

Central Africa

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

Dominican Republic (future IARCCUM area)

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

Egypt, North Africa, Horn of Africa

The Right Reverend Samy Shehata, Coadjutor Bishop of Egypt
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

England

The Right Reverend Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth
Most Reverend Robert Byrne, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

France

The Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes, Bishop in Europe
Most Reverend Robert LeGall, Bishop of Toulouse

Ghana/West Africa

The Right Reverend Victor Atta-Baffoe, Bishop of Cape Coast
Most Reverend Peter Paul Angkyier, Bishop of Damongo

Hong Kong/China

The Right Reverend Andrew Chan, Bishop of Western Kowloon
Most Reverend Joseph Ha Chi-Shing, OFM, Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong

India

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

Ireland

The Right Reverend Kenneth Kearon, Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe
Most Reverend Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick

Kenya (future IARCCUM area)

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

Melanesia/Solomon Islands

The Right Reverend Nathan Tome, Bishop of Guadalcanal
Most Reverend Christopher Cardone, Archbishop of Honiara

Mexico

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Héctor Mario Pérez Villareal, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mexico

Middle East

The Right Reverend Hosam Naoum, Archbishop in Jerusalem
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

Myanmar

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend John Saw Yaw Han, Auxiliary Bishop of Yangon and General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference

New Zealand

The Right Reverend Ross G. Bay, Bishop of Auckland
His Eminence Cardinal John A. Dew, Archbishop of Wellington

Nigeria

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Michael Gobal Gokum, Bishop of Pankshin

Pakistan

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

Papua New Guinea

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Rosario Menezes, SMM, Bishop of Lae

Philippines (future IARCCUM area)

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

Scotland

The Right Reverend Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

South Africa

The Right Reverend Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, Bishop of Mthatha
Most Reverend Graham Rose, Bishop of Dundee

South Sudan (future IARCCUM area)

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Roman Catholic bishop to be appointed

Sri Lanka

The Right Reverend Keerthisiri Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala and Presiding Bishop, Church of Ceylon
Most Reverend Emmanuel Fernando, Bishop of Mannar

Sudan

Anglican bishop to be appointed
Most Reverend Andali Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku, Bishop of El Obeid and President of the Episcopal Conference

USA

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

West Indies

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