RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 109/1
Extent137 ff.
TitleRelations with the Vatican: Vatican General: General papers and correspondence
Date1946-1950
DescriptionPapers relating to Roman Catholic relations in general including: comments on 'Unitas', 1946; despatch from the British Legation to the Holy See to Ernest Bevin (Foreign Secretary) on Communist attacks on the Vatican, 1946 (ff.5-7); Lambeth Conference Subject II(a) Committee C.14 on Roman Catholic co-operation (ff.8-10); correspondence between Victor Perowne, British Legation to the Holy See, and Herbert Waddams and Dr. Prestige, often containing press articles 1948-1950 (ff.11-2,25-27,33-43,46-47,49-50,53-58,62-63, 67,70-73,78-81,92-94,98-100, 132); extracts from official pronouncements (ff.23-24); presscuttings (ff.28-29, 44-45,68-69,71,114, 134-137); memorandum by Canon Waddams on the attitude of Roman Catholics to other Churches, 12 Jan. 1949 (ff.30-32); translation of 'The Protestant Danger' by Carlo Carretto, 28 July 1949 (ff.37-42); discussion of Fr. Geoffrey Curtis' visit to Pope Pius XII, 1949 (ff.48,51,59); letter from Samuel Gurney to Herbert Waddams on the Holy Year, Jan. 1950 (f.64); copy of Cardinal Griffin's Pastoral Letter, Lent 1950 (ff.65-66); letter from Herbert Waddams to George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, about the Vatican pronouncement on relations with other Churches and Bishop Bell's statement in 'The Times, 2 March 1950 (ff.74-76); statement by Dr. Visser 't Hooft on the pronouncement (f.77); extracts from Samuel Gurney's report on his visit to Rome, Feb. 1950 (ff.82-84); letter from Dr. Prestige to Canon Michael Ramsey about Fr. Charles Boyer's initiation of theological discussions, 7 March 1950 (f.85); letter from Fr. Bernard Grimley to Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury about the Vatican instruction (ff.87,89); letter from Dr. Prestige to Campbell West-Watson, Archbishop of New Zealand about the Vatican instruction (f.90); copy of a letter from Prof. Robert Sencourt to the 'Church Times' about the instruction (f.91); comments of Cyril Garbett, Archbishop of York on Roman Catholicism and Reunion , 27 March 1950 (ff.95-97); Bishop Bell's statement on Rome and Reunion in the Chichester Diocesan Leaflet, April 1950 (ff.101-102); script of BBC Home talks on 'The Vatican Statement on Co-operation' by Canon Matthew McNarney and Revd. Oliver Tompkins, 11 April 1950 (ff.103-113); correspondence between Fr. Geoffrey Curtis CR and Archbishop Fisher with enclosed letters from Fr. Henry St. John O.P. (ff.115-123, 126); letter from Herbert Waddams to Sir Frank Willis on the Vatican's attitude to the YMCA, 11 May 1950 (ff.124-125); note on articles on reunion by Prof. Alivasatos and Fr. Robert Rouquette, SJ (ff.127-128); letter from Fr. Arthur Valentin to Archbishop Fisher on ecumenical prayer , with reply (ff.129-131); letter to the Revd. Oliver Tomkins on Dr. Leiper's memorandum on 'Relations between the Ecumenical Movement and the Vatican in the 20th Century' (f.133).
Covering dates Jan. 1946-Nov. 1950.

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