RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 282, ff. 53-131
TitleSouth America, Archbishop's visit to: Chile
DescriptionPapers relating to Archbishop Ramsey's visit to Chile, including: letter from the Chile Committee for Human Rights protesting about the visit, with information about human rights issues and Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.53-63; correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and Cyril Tucker, Bishop of Argentina and Eastern South America, about the political situation in Chile, the views of David Pytches, Bishop in Chile, Bolivia and Peru, and the advisability of altering his itinerary to avoid Chile (ff.64-65, 67, 69); letter from Bishop Pytches about a suggested programme of visits, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.66, 68); letters from the Revd. John Kirkham to Bishop Pytches about arrangements for the visit, with one reply (ff.70-71, 90, 94); note of a discussion between the Revd. John Kirkham and Peter Lewis of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about avoiding possible propaganda use of the visit by the junta (f.72); English translation of a sermon by Cardinal Silva Henriquez preached in Santiago on 13 April 1974 (ff.73-79); English translation of an episcopal letter from Cardinal Silva Henriquez on reconciliation in Chile, with a cutting about the letter from 'The New York Times' (ff.80-85); correspondence between the Revd. Anthony Smyth, Bishop Pytches' chaplain, and the Revd. John Kirkham about arrangements for the visit with draft programmes (ff.86-89, 91-93, 100-104, 109-110, 116, 123); letter from the Revd. Arthur Robinson on behalf of Bishop Pytches, about the political and economic situation in Chile, enclosing an article form 'The Economist' of 27 April 1974 (ff.95-99); letters of protest about the visit from the Lutheran Church in America-Canada Section and CAREF, with replies (ff.105-108, 111); note that Lord Aldenham wished to brief Archbishop Ramsey before his visit, declined (f.112); letter from Edward Craven about Douglas Milmine, Bishop of Paraguay, with reply (ff.114, 120); letter from J.M. Temple, Chairman of the Anglo-Colombian Society in London, about the visit to Chile and Colombia, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (f.115, 119); letters from Archbishop Ramsey to Professor Margot Jefferys and the Revd. R.D. Jones in reponse to letters about cases of human rights abuses in Chile (ff.117-118); letter from a member of the public about the situation in Chile, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.121-122); letter to Archbishop Ramsey from Cardinal Silva following their meeting (f.124); guest list for dinner at the British Embassy in Santiago (f.125); letter to Archbishop Ramsey from President Pinochet (ff.126-128); joint letter from representatives of non-Catholic churches in Chile to Archbishop Ramsey (ff.129-130); letter of thanks to the Revd. Anthony Smyth for his help over the visit (f.131).
LanguageEnglish; some Spanish

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