RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 91/1
Extent27 ff.
TitleItaly: General situation
Date30 Nov 1946-Oct 1961
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers relating to the Protestant Church in Italy.

Includes an article 'A Basic Freedom in danger' discussing religious freedom in Italy by Mario A. Rollier, 30 Nov 1946; correspondence with Rev Marc Boegner concerning his call for immediate action in relation to the Treaty of Peace with Italy, 8-14 Feb 1947; translation of the Declaration of the Federal Council of Evangelical Churches of Italy to the Deputies of the Constituent Assembly for the defence of Religious Liberty, 21 Feb 1947; letter from the Joint Committee of Religious Liberty to Rev John Findlow, 25 Feb 1947; correspondence between Boegner and Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury on the matter of the Italian Constitution, 14-20 Mar 1947; file note by Cecil Douglas Horsley, Bishop of Gibraltar on 'Recent increased Protestant activities in Italy'; correspondence concerning the Testaccio (non-Catholic) Cemetary in Rome, including a letter from Victor Mallet, British Ambassador in Rome and Chairman of Cemetery Committee of Diplomats to The Times seeking finanical aid for the cemetery and a letter from Rev Dr G.L. Prestige to Rev David Say at the British Council defending against accusations that the cemetery was in a poor condition, Jun 1949-13 Feb 1950; extract from the Ecumenical Press Service No. 7 about the position of the Council of Evangelical Churches in Italy, 17 Feb 1950; letter from F.J. Bailey to Rev Herbert Waddams discussing Waldensian and non-Roman Churches' 'Ecumenico Culto', 15 Jan 1951; extract from article concerning an agreement between the Evangelical Church in Germany and the Evangelical Church in Italy, 11 May 1952; 'The situation of Southern Italy as a human and a religious problem' article by Mario Miegge, a theological student in the Waldensian Theological Faculty in Rome, Jun 1956; article on 'The political and religious background of our work' by Rev Guido Miegge, forwarded to Rev John Satterthwaite, Dec 1960-25 Jan 1961; extracts from the Gibraltar Diocesan Gazette, including a report of Rev E.J. Mitchell attending informal meetings between Roman Catholic theologians and parish priests and non-Roman pastors of Milan and the district, and the approval by the Italian Chamber of Deputies of a social security bill for Protestant ministers in Italy, Oct 1961.
LanguageEnglish and French

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