RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 250
Extent73 ff.
TitleRelations With Roman Catholics In Individual Countries: Asia
DescriptionPapers concerning the Roman Catholic Church and ecumenical relations in Asia, including:

ff.1-20: China; 1955-1958: reports on state persecution of Roman Catholics in China, 1955; copy of a letter from the British Embassy, Peking, to the Foreign Secretary, Selwyn Lloyd, on the Chinese Catholic Anti-Imperialist Patriotic Association, with enclosures, 2 Aug. 1957; report of the election of two Chinese bishops in defiance of the Vatican, 7 June 1958; 'A Schismatic Church in China' [RC 110], 3 Oct. 1958; 'Communism in Operation' from 'Asian Analyst'; Foreign Office memo on the appointment of Mgr. Tang as Archbishop of Canton, 1981.

ff.21-23: Ceylon; 1971-1980: letter from C.S. Ponnuthurai about an Anglican-Roman Catholic meeting to discuss the ARCIC report on the Church and Authority, with reply, Aug. 1971; letter from the Revd. Lionel Peiris on the appointment of a group to study the three Agreed Statements, 15 May 1980.

ff.24-39: Hong Kong; 1969-1974: correspondence with the Revd. John Rowlands, Missions to Seamen, on Anglican-Roman Catholic co-operation in the the seamen's ministry in Hong Kong, with a report, shared liturgy and sermon by the Revd. Geoffrey Shrives, 25 Jan. 1970; joint declaration on holy baptism, March 1974.

ff.40-46: India; 1972-1977: letter from Ronald Bryan, Bishop of Barrackpore, to Archbishop Ramsey introducing Fr. E.R. Hambye SJ, 20 July 1972, and note of his visit in Dec. 1972; letter from Bishop Louis L.R. Morrow to Archbishop Coggan, enclosing publications of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, with response, 1977.

ff.47-58: Japan; 1970-1981: note of a meeting with Fr. Albert Felix Verwilghen from Tokyo, 13 Nov. 1970; correspondence with the Revd. R.T. Nishimura on Japanese ARC, 1974 & 1978; report from the British Embassy, Tokyo, on the visit of Pope John Paul II to Japan, Feb. 1981.

ff.59-62: Philippines; 1962; 1973: memorandum by the Revd. M.H. Halliwell on the Philippines, 6 Sept. 1962; condolences on the death of Cardinal Santos, 3 Sept. 1973.

ff.63-73: Vietnam; 1955-1967: note on a meeting with the Revd. Tran Thanh Gian requesting financial assistance for Vietnamese refugees, and subsequent donation of £100 by the British Council of Churches, 1955; information from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the National Front for the Liberation of South Viet-nam, following a reference to it by Archbishop Ramsey in a BBC TV interview on 29 March 1967.
RelatedMaterialFABC Papers no. 3: Conclusions of the Asian Colloquium on Ministries in the Church. Transferred to printed books collection.

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