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ARCJPC-15 ~ The Malta Report

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Protocol: ARCJPC-15
Dated: 2 Jan. 1968
Meeting: Mount St. Joseph, Malta, 31 December 1967 to 3 January 1968
Lambeth Library: ARCIC/1/ARCJPC/15

ARCJPC (Agreed Statements)

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Agreed statements have been agreed by the dialogue members and submitted to the sponsoring churches for study. These texts express the careful considerations of the members of the dialogue but are not official statements of either of the churches.

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ARCJPC ~ 2 Jan. 1968

The members of the Commission have completed the preparatory work committed to them by compiling this report which they submit for their consideration to His Holiness the Pope and His Grace the Archbishop. The Decree on Ecumenism recognizes that among the Western Communions separated from the Roman See the Churches of the Anglican Communion “hold a special place.” We hope in humility that our work may so help to further reconciliation between Anglicans and Roman Catholics as also to promote the wider unity of all Christians in their common Lord. We share the hope and prayer expressed in the common declaration issued by the Pope and the Archbishop after their meeting that “a serious dialogue founded on the Gospels and on the ancient common traditions may lead to that unity in truth for which Christ prayed.” (para. 2)

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