Cardinal Dew on pilgrimage with 36 Anglican and Catholic bishops


For the next two weeks  Cardinal John Dew will be away on an IARCCUM (Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission) Pilgrimage.

Cardinal John will first go to Canterbury, in England where he will join the IARCCUM Pilgrims; 36 Anglican and Catholic bishops, representing 19 different regions.

The bishops will begin the first leg of their meeting on 30th September in Canterbury.

They will be staying at the Lodge in Canterbury Cathedral, will take part in the liturgical life of the Cathedral.

And they will make a pilgrim visit to the shrine of St Thomas à Becket, where Pope John Paul II and Archbishop Robert Runcie prayed together.

On October 3 the bishops move on to Rome and will be staying near the Vatican.

They will make a pilgrimage to the tombs of the apostles, Ss Peter and Paul.

They will then participate in the vespers celebrated by Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby at San Gregorio al Celio on 5th October, to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Michael Ramsey.

At these vespers it is anticipated that the bishops will be mandated by Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby, in their ecumenical mission.

On the same day the bishops will attend an academic symposium at the Gregorian University.

“50 years of walking together in faith” is a symposium to be held Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

This symposium will be an opportunity to explore in detail some of the achievements of 50 years of dialogue between Anglicans and Roman Catholics.

IARCCUM is a commission established by the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church as an official joint commission.

IARCCUM exists in parallel with the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, the theological commission known as ARCIC.

ARCIC is the Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission established by Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey and Pope Paul VI in 1967.


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