Canadian Anglicans Assure Church of Collaboration

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CORNWALL, Ontario OCT. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada reminded the Catholic bishops of that country that Christ wants that "we all be one."



Archbishop Fred Hiltz addressed the Plenary Assembly of Canada's episcopal conference Tuesday, the same day the Vatican announced Benedict XVI's forthcoming apostolic constitution that will facilitate the process for groups of Anglicans to join the Catholic Church.

In a brief address to the members of the conference, Archbishop Hiltz recalled how Christians are to be committed "to the realization of the will of our Lord that we all be one, as he and the Father are one."

"We now have much theological consensus to build on and to move forward together," he said, before inviting the episcopal conference to send a representative to attend the next General Synod of the Anglican Church in Canada.

He also suggested a joint meeting of Anglican and Catholic Bishops in Canada.