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April 5, 2004

A meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States (ARC-USA) was held at St. Paul's College in Washington, D.C., March 25-28, 2004. Roman Catholic Archbishop William Levada of San Francisco and Episcopal Bishop Ted Gulick of Kentucky co-chaired the official commission, which...

June 30, 2003

A series of sex scandals that refuse to vanish from media radar screens have prompted an outspoken member of the Philippine clergy to push for 'optional celibacy' for priests as he argues clerics can work more effectively if married--a stand rejected by his superiors.

'We value celibacy...

June 25, 2003

Zimbabwe's outspoken Roman Catholic bishop insists he will continue to speak out on violations of human rights, denying allegations that he intends to found a new political party to topple President Robert Mugabe.

'I am not a politician but a churchman and a defender of human rights,'...

June 13, 2003

'You'll be surprised at how little of Rome there is in the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa,' says Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, one of the world's youngest cardinals and head of the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa.

The church is growing fast with new places of worship being built...

April 29, 2003

In an unprecedented move, more than 200 Roman Catholics in Harare passed a no-confidence vote on President Robert Mugabe's government over the deteriorating human rights situation and economic decline in Zimbabwe.

'We ask, as our Christian duty and in the name of Christ our Lord, that...

April 16, 2003

During a 17-day 'ecumenical journey' to Europe, a delegation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met with Roman Catholic and Anglican leaders to assess the progress of their ecumenical relationships.

Anglicans have made more ecumenical progress with Lutherans than...

March 3, 2003

At a banquet following the February 27 enthronement of Rowan Williams as the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Vatican's Council for Promoting Christian Unity, described the ecumenical task in terms of building bridges.

On his historic visit to...

December 9, 2002

The Episcopal bishops of the Diocese of Massachusetts have publicly warned of an increase in hate crimes because of statements by Vatican officials about gays in the priesthood.

Bishops M. Thomas Shaw and Roy Cederholm Jr., as well as bishop-elect Gayle Harris, all said that the danger...

December 4, 2002

Six Anglican and six Roman Catholic bishops met November 19-23 at a retreat house in Malta to discuss further steps on the road to unity between the two churches. The bishops are members of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCUUM), established in 2000...

June 26, 2002

Archbishop of Canterbury George L. Carey made his sixth and final trip to the Vatican to meet with Pope John Paul II and said that he felt 'great hope for the continuing journey in ecumenism to which we are both so committed.'

In his formal greeting on June 21, Carey said that he was...

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