Ecumenical and Interreligious

Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation Meets

December 6, 2023
Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations

The 89th meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America (ARC-USA) met at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, Maryland, from Nov. 8-10, hosted by the secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Against a background of communal worship, participants finalized a draft of a document on reconciliation, tentatively titled, “A Call to Reconciliation: A Joint Document from the Anglican-Roman Catholic USA Dialogue.” All members participated in a careful review of the entire document, providing final additions and edits. A final draft of this document on reconciliation will be presented in 2024 for approval by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In addition, members participated in a liturgy of reconciliation intended for use as a rite for Episcopalians and Catholics. This liturgy is intended to be an appendix to the document as a sign of a common commitment to the ongoing work of reconciliation between Episcopalians and Catholics.

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