RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 17/1
Extent175 ff.
TitleRelations with the Vatican: Ecumenical Visits to Italy
DescriptionPapers relating to ecumenical visits to Rome, including:
ff.1-15; Canon Waddams, 16-23 Feb. 1948: correspondence with Monsignor Duchemin, Samuel Gurney and Victor Perowne; report on his visit.

ff.16-36; Bishop Stephen Neill, 1949: arrangements for his visit to see Fr. Charles Boyer S.J. , with correspondence from Oliver Tomkins and Herbert Waddams; article by Fr. Boyer, 'L'assemblée d'Amsterdam et le movement oecuménique'; report of Bishop Neill's visit 6-9 June 1949.

ff.37-100; Dr. Prestige, 1949-1950: details of his 'unofficial' visit in Nov. 1949 to try to establish some contacts in Rome and common ground for discussion, including a meeting with Archbishop Montini; correspondence with the British Legation to the Holy See and with Archbishop David Mathew; press interest in alleged rapprochement between the two Churches; letter from Canon Professor Michael Ramsey on Anglican-Roman Catholic relations.

ff.101-102; Samuel Gurney, Feb. 1950: report of his visit to Rome.

ff.103-112; Canon Waddams, May 1950: report of his visit to Rome.

ff.113-121; Visit of Preb. C.L. Gage-Brown, Canon Pawley, the Revd. John Dickinson, Colin Hickson and the Revd. Colin James to Archbishop Montini, Sept. 1956: correspondents include: George Bell, Bishop of Chichester; Revd. John Perret, Archbishop Fisher, Archbishop Montini; Fr. Charles Boyer, S.J.

ff.122-134; John Lawrence, 14 Feb-1 Mar. 1959; report of his visit to Rome.

ff.135-170; Revd. John Dickinson, lecturer in Rome, 1958-1960: correspondence between Revd John Wilkinson, Dom Jean Leclercq, William Wand, Bishop of London, Canon Waddams, Canon Dudley Symon, George Chase, Bishop of Ripon, John Satterthwaite, Dom Jean Gribomont and Archbishop Fisher about a visiting lectureship in Anglican studies in Rome and the appointment of the Revd. Professor John Dickinson.

ff.171-175; Revd. F. P. Coleman, 1960: report of his visit to Rome.
LanguageSome German and Italian
RelatedMaterialDr. Prestige's report on the visit is CFR Doc. 484.
PublnNoteSome material from this file is quoted in 'Paul VI: the First Modern Pope' by Peter Hebblethwaite (Harper Collins, 1993), chapter 14 and in the Appendix to chapter 17

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