RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 124
Extent135 ff.
TitleRelations With Roman Catholics In Individual Countries: National Dialogues: Belgium: Contacts: Canon Joseph Dessain
DescriptionPapers relating to Canon Joseph Dessain, Secretary for Ecumenical Affairs to the Archbishop of Malines-Brussels, including: some personal, informal correspondence with CFR and copies of correspondence relating to Cardinal Suenens (passim); correspondence about a visit to St Mary's Abbey, West Malling for the consecration of the new chapel, June 1966 (ff.1-5); notes of his visits to Archbishops of Canterbury (ff.34-35,47-48); award of Cross of the Order of St Augustine (Class III), 12 May 1967 (ff.11-12,14); letter of introduction to Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Ladoga for Dessain's visit to Moscow and Zagorsk, August 1967 (ff.17-18); correspondence about Anglican contacts for Canon Dessain's visit to Australia and New Zealand, 1969 (ff.22-25,27,36-46,62); his visit to Romania, June 1968 (ff.26,28); notes of his visits to CFR (ff.63-64,66,71,101,105); his presence at John Satterthwaite's episcopal ordination, October 28 1970 (ff.67-69); correspondence about Anglican contacts for Canon Dessain's visit to Australia, 1971 (ff.72-76); Archbishop Ramsey's visit to Brussels, 1973 (ff.77-78,80-81); report of Revd. Colin Davey's visit to Belgium, 2-4 June 1972 (ff,82-84); text of his sermon in York Minster, 25 March 1973 (ff.91-95); possibility of publishing an English version of his pamphlet 'L'Eglise Anglicane Unie non Absorbée', 1977 (ff.106-107); his request for CFR's assistance with an exhibition at the Vatican Library (ff.108-114,117-118); purchase of a copy of 'Anglicanism and the Lambeth Conferences' by Alan Stephenson for him (ff.115-116); congratulations on award of CBE, Nov. 1978 (ff.120-123); information on his illness, Dec.1978 (ff.124-126); request that Bishop Robert Runcie could visit Malines for the dedication of two icons in the Mercier Chapel, Nov. 1979, tactfully refused (ff.130-133).

Correspondents include: Revd. John Satterthwaite (passim); Revd. Michael Moore (passim); Revd. Colin Davey (passim); Dame Osyth Lucie-Smith OSB (ff.1-5); Eric Gowing, Bishop of Auckland (ff.37,40); Peter Sutton, Bishop of Nelson (ff.39,45); Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury (ff.59,67-69); G.R. Delbridge, Bishop in Wollongong (f.72); Archbishop Isabelo de los Reys (f.75); Felix Arnott, Archbishop of Brisbane (f.76); Baron Alain Guillaume, Belgian Ambassador (f.85); Irvine Watson (ff.88-90); Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster (f.108); Frederick Temple, Bishop of Malmesbury (f.109); Mgr Pasqulae Macchi (ff.117-118); Nora Gray (f.124); Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury (f.126); Robert Runcie, Bishop of St. Albans (f.132).
RelatedMaterialL'Eglise Anglicane Unie non Absorbée. Note préliminaire par le chanoine Dessain, 1977. Copy in printed books collection.

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