RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 2084
Extent56x42 cm.
TitleCOMMON DECLARATION OF POPE PAUL VI AND ARCHBISHOP RAMSEY
Date24 March 1966
DescriptionThe Common Declaration by Pope Paul VI and Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, issued from the Basilica of St. Paul-Without-the-Walls, Rome, on the occasion of Archbishop Ramsey's visit to Rome.
The Declaration states that the visit 'marks a new stage in the development of fraternal relations' between the Roman and Anglican Churches, and proposes to inaugurate 'a serious dialogue which, founded on the Gospels and on the ancient common traditions, may lead to that unity in truth for which Christ prayed'.
PhysicalDescriptionThe Declaration is written in English and Latin on separate sheets of parchment, with illuminated initials and a border of olive branches on a gold background, and is in a cylindrical container bound in white leather with the papal arms embossed in gold on the cap. Both versions are signed: Paulus P P. VI and+Michael Cantuar[i]ensis.

Oversize. MS 2084.1 (English) is stored flat. MS 2084.2 (Latin) is stored in the roll.
PublnNoteThe English and Latin texts of the Declaration are printed in 'The Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to Rome, March 1966', published by the Church Information Office, 1966.

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