Cardinal Koch, Archbishop Welby Launch New Anglican-Catholic Web Site

Collects All Agreed Statements From Years of Official Dialogue

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Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and the Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on Sunday launched the new Website of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).

The Website brings together all the agreed statements by Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogues from around the world. It can be accessed at www.IARCCUM.org.

The Co-Chairs of IARCCUM, the Most Reverend Donald Bolen, Bishop of Saskatoon, and the Right Reverend David Hamid, Anglican Suffragan Bishop in Europe, describe the website as a "comprehensive online resource center to assist [each Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue] with its work and provide a way to exchange relevant information and material."

The mandate of IARCCUM is "to strengthen relations between ARCIC [the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission] and national Anglican-Roman Catholic Commissions (ARCs), and between different national ARCs, providing support and resources in order to foster an exchange of information and practice."

Archbishop Welby met today with Pope Francis.