RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 47
Extent73 ff.
TitleRelations with the Vatican: Subjects of Discussion and Controversy: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Date1950-1951
DescriptionPapers relating to the promulgation of the doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, including: copy of 'The Veneration of the Mother of God according to the Orthodox Catholic Church' by Sergius, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia in 'One Church', March 1950 (ff.1-3); note by Austin Oakley on the Orthodox attitude to belief about the Assumption (ff.4-6); correspondence between George Bell and Dr. Prestige about the Papal promulgation, August 1950 (ff.7-8); press statement issued by Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury and Cyril Garbett, Archbishop of York, with a Latin translation, (ff.10-11); article in the 'Church Times' on the doctrine of the Assumption (f.12); copies of foreign news bulletins about the reactions of Protestant leaders (ff.14-17); letter from Robert Speaight in The Tablet, 2 Sept. (f.20); report in The Times, 18 Sept., of statement by Cyril Cowderoy, Roman Catholic Bishop of Southwark (f.28); text of Archbishop Fisher's presidential address to the Convocation of Canterbury , 12 Sept. (ff.35-41); text of Archbishop Garbett's presidential address to the Convocation of York , 12 Oct. (ff.42-48); report in The Times, 16 Oct., of Dr. Heenan's sermon in Westminster Cathedral on the Assumption (f.49); Authority in Doctrine: an Open Letter to the Archbishop of York by Dom Aelred Graham in The Tablet, 21 Oct. (ff.51-52); draft of a letter to The Guardian [church newspaper] by 'presbyter quaerens' [Canon Waddams?] in response to Dr. Mascall's article on the Assumption (f.53); report by Fr. Charles Boyer in 'L'Osservatore Romano', 28 Oct. on Dr. Garbett's objections (ff.54-56); pastoral letter from the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland, 10 Dec. (ff.58-59); extracts from an article by Fr. Boyer for the Marian Congress in Rome, Nov. 1950 (ff.63-65); English text by Mgr Ronald Knox of Munificentissimus Deus, in The Tablet, 23 Dec. (ff.69-70)
Correspondents include: Dr. Prestige (passim); Archbishop Fisher (ff.13, 60-61); Samuel Gurney (ff.18-19); Gerald Vernon, Bishop in Madagascar (f.21); Canon John Findlow (ff.22-27, 30-34, 66-68, 71); Canon Waddams (ff.22-27); Victor Perowne, British Legation to the Holy See (f.29); Mrs. B. Agnes Ahern (f.60-61).
LanguageSome Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French

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