RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 113
Extent147 ff.
TitleRelations with the Vatican: Vatican General: Relations with the World Council of Churches
DescriptionPapers relating to contact between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (WCC), including: correspondence between William Temple, Archbishop of York, and Archbishop Godfrey, Apostolic Delegate, about the WCC, 1939 (ff.1-2); letter from D.G. Osborne, British Legation to the Holy See, to Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary, about Italian reaction to the WCC, 16 Sept. 1946 (ff.3-4); exrtracts from the WCC Ecumenical Press Service (passim); correspondence between Victor Perowne, British Legation to the Holy See, and Herbert Waddams, 1948 (ff.7-9, 12); correspondence between Herbert Waddams and Fr. Charles Boyer about the WCC meeting in Amsterdam, Oct. 1948 (ff.10-11); press report of Fr. Boyer's lecture about the Amsterdam meeting (f.13); press coverage of the Amsterdam meeting (ff.14-26); 'L'Assemblée d'Amsterdam et le Mouvement Œcuménique' by Fr. Charles Boyer (ff.28-33); letter from Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Dr Leiper about an American broadcast on the WCC meeting at Amsterdam (f.35); correspondence between Archbishop Fisher and Dr. Visser 't Hooft about Dr. Prestige's unofficial approach to Fr. Boyer, Oct. 1949 (ff.36-37); correspondence between Herbert Waddams and Fr. Boyer, 1954 (ff.39-41,45-46); WWC report on the organization of the Secretariat on the Unity of Christians by Dr. Visser 't Hooft, 9 June 1960 (ff.47-50); note about an article in the 'Church Times' 8 Feb. 1963 by Lord Fisher of Lambeth (ff.56-58); Roman Catholic participants at the Montreal Faith and Order Conference, 7 August 1963 (f.60); list of members of the WCC/RC working group, May 1965 (f.63); talk by Canon John Findlow for the BBC European Service on 'The Geneva Ecumenical Agreement', 20 Feb. 1965 (ff.64-65); WCC/RC working group proposal for a mixed theological commission on 'Catholicity and Apostolicity', Aug. 1966 (ff.69-70); invitation from Dr. Lukas Vischer to Prof. Howard Root to serve on the mixed theological commission, Oct. 1966 (71-72), and his replacement by Dr. J.N.D. Kelly (f.80); letter from Oliver Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol, to Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, 2 Dec. 1966, about the WCC/RC working group (ff.74-75); letter to Archbishop Ramsey from Dr. Kelly on the theological sub-commission meeting in May 1967, with reply (ff. 82-85); letter from the British Legation to the Holy See to the Foreign Office, 11 Dec. 1967, about the fifth session of the WCC/RC working group (ff.87-88); brief account by Dr. Kelly of 1968 meeting on Catholicity and Apostolicity (f.89); appointment of Canon David Paton to the joint working group, Jan. 1969 (ff.91-92); copy of a study document on evangelism and proselytism, 1970 (ff.100-102); letter from, and article by, Dr. Heinz Weber on the possible entry of the Roman Catholic Church into the WCC (ff.105-111); list of participants of joint working group, May 1973 (f.112); Report from the Second Forum on Bilateral Conversations to the Participating World Confessional Families and Churches and to the World Council of Churches (Faith and Order Commission) FO/79:14, June 1979 (ff.113-134); 'Growing into unity makes Christ available - the promise of pilgrimage in Councils of Churches. A paper for the 1982 Venice Consultation between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches' by Martin Conway, Dec. 1981 (ff.135-147).
Covering dates 1939; 1946-1950; 1954-1973; 1979; 1981.
LanguageSome French

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