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Anglican ― Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC)
A – RC

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Meetings and Documents

Joint Preparatory Commission — 1967-1968

MEETINGS
  1. January 9-13, 1967 – Villa Cagnola, Gazzada, Italy
    “First Steps Toward Restoring Full Unity; identifying themes for dialogue”
  2. August 30 – September 3, 1967 – Huntercombe Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK
    “The Authority of the Word of God and its Relationship to the Church”
  3. December 31, 1967 – January 3, 1968 – Mount St. Joseph, Malta
    “A Vision for Unity” – THE MALTA REPORT
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-00-malta-eng.pdf

CO-CHAIRMEN

Rt Revd Henry McAdoo (Anglican) Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland
Rt Revd Alan Clark (Catholic) Bishop of East Anglia, UK

CO-SECRETARIES

Revd Colin Davey (Anglican) 1970-July 1974
Revd Christopher Hill (Anglican) August 1974-1981
Mgr. William A. Purdy (Catholic)


ARCIC, First Phase: 1970-1981

  1. January 9-15, 1970 – Windsor, UK
    “Fundamentals of the Faith; Authority; Church; Intercommunion and Ministry; Eucharist”
  2. September 21-28, 1970 – Venice, Italy
    “Church and Ministry; Church and Authority; Church and Eucharist; the Relation of Men and Women; Making of Moral Judgements”
  3. September 1-8, 1971 – Windsor, UK
    “EUCHARISTIC DOCTRINE” – AGREED STATEMENT
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    Dia-ARCIC-01-eucharist-eng.pdf

    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-01-eucharist-eng.pdf

  4. August 30 – September 7,1972 – Gazzada, Italy
    “Ministry and Ordination”
  5. August 28 – September 6, 1973 – Canterbury, UK
    “MINISTRY AND ORDINATION” – AGREED STATEMENT
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-02-ministry-eng.pdf

  6. August 27 – September 5, 1974 – Grottaferrata, Italy
    “Authority”
  7. August 27 – September 5, 1975 – Oxford, UK
    “Authority in the Church, Primacy, Infallibility”
  8. August 24 – September 2, 1976 – Venice, Italy
    “AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH I” – AGREED STATEMENT
    COMMENT
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-03-authority-i-eng.pdf

  9. August 30 – September 8, 1977 – Chichester, UK
    “How to treat the reaction to the Statement”
  10. January 12-20, 1979 – Salisbury, UK
    “EUCHARIST DOCTRINE” – ELUCIDATIONS
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-04-eucharist-elucidation-eng.pdf


    “MINISTRY AND ORDINATION” – ELUCIDATIONS
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-05-ministry-elucidation-eng.pdf

  11. August 28 – September 6, 1979 – Venice, Italy
    “Further discussion of ‘Authority’ statement”
  12. August 26 – September 4, 1980 – Venice, Italy
    “Authority and universal jurisdiction”
  13. August 25 – September 3, 1981 – Windsor, UK
    “AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH” – ELUCIDATIONS
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    Dia-ARCIC-03-authority-I-eng.pdf

    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-03-authority-i-eng.pdf


    “AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH II” – AGREED STATEMENT
    “FINAL REPORT”
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-03-authority-ii-eng.pdf

CO-CHAIRMEN

Rt Revd Henry McAdoo (Anglican) Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland
Rt Revd Alan Clark (Catholic) Bishop of East Anglia, UK

CO-SECRETARIES

Revd Colin Davey (Anglican) 1970-July 1974
Revd Christopher Hill (Anglican) August 1974-1981
Mgr. William A. Purdy (Catholic)


ARCIC, Second Phase: 1983-2005

  1. August 30 – September 6, 1983 – Venice, Italy
    “The Church, Grace and Salvation”
  2. August 22-31, 1984 – Durham, UK
    “The Church, Salvation and the Doctrine of Justification”
  3. August 26 – September 4, 1985 – Graymoor, New York, USA
    “Salvation and the Church”
  4. August 26 – September 4, 1986 – Llandaff, Wales, UK
    “SALVATION AND THE CHURCH” – AGREED STATEMENT
    COMMENT
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-09-salvation-eng.pdf

  5. September 1-10, 1987 – Palazzola, Rocca di Papa, Italy
    “Growth in Communion”
  6. August 24 – September 2, 1988 – Edinburgh, Scotland*
    “Communion: Commonalities and Differences”
    *LAMBETH RESPONSE TO “FINAL REPORT”
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-08-final-eng.pdf

  7. August 28 – September 6, 1989 – Venice, Italy
    “The Theology of Communion; Moral Issues”
  8. August 28 – September 6, 1990 – Dublin, Ireland
    “CHURCH AS COMMUNION” – AGREED STATEMENT COMMENT
  9. August 27 – September 5, 1991 – Paris, France**
    “Morals and Ecclesial Communion”
    **CATHOLIC RESPONSE TO “FINAL REPORT”
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-12-rc-response-eng.pdf

  10. August 28 – September 6, 1992 – Windsor, UK
    “Common Witness to Moral Values; Morals, Communion and the Church”
  11. August 28 – September 6, 1993 – Venice, Italy***
    “CLARIFICATIONS ON CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE AGREED STATEMENTS ON EUCHARIST AND MINISTRY OF ARCICI I”
    “LIFE IN CHRIST, MORALS, COMMUNION AND THE CHURCH” – AGREED STATEMENT
    COMMENT
  12. August 31 – September 9, 1994 – Jerusalem, Israel
    “Authority in the Church”
  13. August 28 – September 6, 1995 – Venice, Italy
    “Teaching Authority in the Church and its Relation to Scripture and Tradition”
  14. August 26 – September 4, 1996 – Mechelen (Malines), Belgium
    “Scripture, Tradition and the Exercise of Authority”
    (substitute Anglican co-chairman: Rt Revd John Baycroft)
  15. August 26 – September 4, 1997 – Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    “Scripture, Tradition and the Gift of Authority in the Church”
  16. August 25 – September 3, 1998 – Palazzola, Rocca di Papa, Italy
    “THE GIFT OF AUTHORITY: AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH III” – AGREED STATEMENT
    COMMENTS
  17. August 26 – September 2, 1999 – Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    “Review of Reactions to The Gift of Authority. Preliminary Discussion of Marian Issues”
  18. August 26 – September 4, 2000 – Paris, France
    “Marian issues”
  19. August 27 – September 4, 2001 – Dublin, Ireland
    “Marian Issues”
  20. July 10-18, 2002 – Vienna, Austria
    “The Place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life and Doctrine of the Church”
  21. July 10-18, 2003 – West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    “Marian Issues”
  22. January 28-February 3, 2004 – Seattle, Washington, USA
    “Marian Issues and Final Document”;
    “MARY: GRACE AND HOPE IN CHRIST” – AGREED STATEMENT
    COMMENT
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    Link: www.prounione.it/dia/arcic/dia-ARCIC-16-ii-mary-eng.pdf

CO-CHAIR

Rt Revd Mark Santer (Anglican) Bishop of Birmingham, UK (1982-1999)
Rt Revd Frank Griswold (Anglican) Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (1999-2003)
Most Revd Peter Carnley (Anglican) Archbishop of Perth and Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia (from 2003)

Rt Revd Cormac Murphy O’Connor (Catholic) Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, UK (1982-1999)
Most Revd Alexander J. Brunett (Catholic) Archbishop of Seattle, USA (2000-2004)

CO-SECRETARIES

Canon Christopher Hill (Anglican) 1967-1990
Canon Stephen Platten (Anglican) 1990-1994
Rev. Dr. Donald Anderson (Anglican) 1994-1996
Canon David Hamid (Anglican) 1996-2002
Canon Gregory Cameron (Anglican) 2003
Msgr Richard L. Stewart (Catholic) 1983-1985
Msgr Kevin McDonald (Catholic) 1985-1993
Msgr Timothy Galligan (Catholic) 1993-2001
Msgr. Donald Bolen (Catholic) 2001-2008
Msgr. Mark Langham (Catholic) 2008-2011


ARCIC, Third Phase: 2011- 2017

  1. May 17-27, 2011 – Bose, Italy
    “The Church as Communion, Local and Universal; How in Communion the Local and Universal Church come to Discern Right Ethical Teaching”
  2. May 3-10, 2012 – Hong Kong
    “The Church as Communion, Local and Universal; How in Communion the Local and Universal Church come to Discern Right Ethical Teaching”
  3. April 29-May 7, 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    “The Church as Communion, Local and Universal; How in Communion the Local and Universal Church come to Discern Right Ethical Teaching; the Nature of the Church and those institutions which contribute to discernment and decision making; Case studies”
  4. May 12-20, 2014 – Vuleka Centre, Botha’s Hill, South Africa“The Church as Communion, Local and Universal; How in Communion the Local and Universal Church come to Discern Right Ethical Teaching”
  5. April 28-May 4, 2015 – Palazzola, Italy
    “Continued discussion of the major themes and case studies; consideration of the five agreed texts of ARCIC II for reception; ecclesiological examination of the structures of the two churches which facilitate communion within and among the local and regional and universal dimensions of the Church; sensus fidei of all the baptized; case studies on slavery “
  6. May 11-19, 2016 – Toronto, Canada
    “Consideration of draft of text; commission set to work on scriptural reflections for the ecclesiological document; drafting a text on the theme of an ethical discernment”
  7. May 14-20, 2017- Erfurt, Germany
    “WALKING TOGETHER ON THE WAY: LEARNING TO BE THE CHURCH – LOCAL, REGIONAL, UNIVERSAL” – AGREED STATEMENT
    CATHOLIC COMMENT
    ANGLICAN COMMENT
CO-CHAIR

The Most Revd Sir David Moxon, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See
The Rt. Revd. Christopher Hill, Bishop of Guildford (Acting co-chair 2013)

The Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, UK

CO-SECRETARIES

The Revd Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Anglican Communion Office (2011-2014)
The Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut, Anglican Communion Office (2015-2017)

The Revd Monsignor Mark Langham (2011-2013)
The Revd Canon Anthony Currer, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2013-2017)

Members of the Commission
Anglican members

Dr Paula Gooder, Canon Theologian, Birmingham Cathedral, Church of England
The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Hill, President of the Conference of European Churches, Church of England
The Revd Canon Professor Mark McIntosh, Durham University, UK (2011-2015)
The Rt Revd Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, Suffragan Bishop of Natal, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa
The Rt Revd Linda Nicholls, Bishop of Huron, The Anglican Church of Canada
The Revd Canon Dr Michael Poon, Trinity Theological College, Singapore
The Revd Canon Dr Nicholas Sagovsky, Visiting Professor, King’s College London, Church of England
The Revd Canon Dr Peter Sedgwick, formerly Principal, St Michael’s College, Llandaff, Church in Wales
The Revd Dr. Charles Sherlock, Anglican Diocese of Bendigo, Australia

Consultant

The Revd Dr Charles Sherlock, Anglican Diocese of Bendigo, The Anglican Church of Australia
The Revd Dr William Adam, Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Staff

The Revd Neil Vigers, Anglican Communion Office

Roman Catholic members

The Revd Robert Christian, OP, St Albert Priory, Oakland, California, USA
The Revd Canon Adelbert Denaux, Professor Em., Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
The Most Revd Arthur Kennedy, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, USA
Professor Paul D. Murray, Durham University, UK
Professor Sister Teresa Okure, SHCJ, Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Professor Janet E. Smith, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan, USA
The Revd Professor Vimal Tirimanna, CSsR, Alphonsianum University, Rome, Italy
The Very Revd Dom Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Ampleforth Abbey, UK

Consultants

The Very Revd Dr Peter Galadza, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada
The Revd Father Norman Tanner, SJ, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

World Council of Churches Observer

The Revd Dr Odair Pedroso Mateus


ARCIC, Third phase continued 2019-2025

  1. May 12-17, 2019 – Jerusalem, Israel
    “New phase examining how, in communion, the local and universal church discerns right ethical teaching; how each of the two communions had discerned their ethical teaching with reference to two case studies: slavery and contraception”

    ** October 26-28 March, 2019 – South Bend, Indiana (USA)
    Consultation of the signers of the JDDJ – (The World Methodist Council affirmed JDDJ in 2006; the Anglican Communion in 2016; and the World Communion of Reformed Churches in 2017)

  2. May 12-15, 2020 – Convened virtually online“How discernment is understood within each tradition, the status of ethical teaching , and to what extent ethical differences have proved Church dividing in Christian history; The Commission also heard presentations regarding the sources and discernment of the Church’s social teaching”
  3. May 10 & 12, 2021 – Webinar“The Commission considered the forthcoming study document of the Faith and Order Commission, Churches and Moral Discernment: Facilitating Dialogue to Build Koinonia. Members considered how the work, and specifically the “Tool” for Moral Discernment developed in the document, could be integrated with ARCIC’s own work”
  4. May 7-14, 2022 – Rome, Italy
    “Theme taken up in continuing how the Church local, regional and universal discerns right ethical teaching.
  5. May 7-15, 2023 – Larnaca, Cyprus
    “The Commission’s work for the week was focused on the second part of its mandate – to examine how the Church local, regional and universal discerns right ethical teaching. A major part of the week’s work was devoted to work on two case studies about moral issues – one where Catholics and Anglicans reached broadly the same teaching, and one where they did not”
  6. May 2024 – Strasbourg, France
CO-CHAIR

The Most Revd Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia

The Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, UK

CO-SECRETARIES

Dr Christopher Wells (Anglican Communion Office);

The Revd Canon Anthony Currer, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2019-2022)
Rev Martin Browne, osb, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2023-)

MEMBERS OF ARCIC III
Anglican Members

Dr Moeawa Callaghan (The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia)
The Reverend Dr Isaias Ezequiel Chachine (The Anglican Church of Southern Africa)
The Right Reverend Garth Minott (The Church of the Province of the West Indies)
The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls (Primate, The Anglican Church of Canada)
The Reverend Dr Alexander Ross (The Anglican Church of Australia)
The Reverend Canon Dr Peter Sedgwick (The Church in Wales)

Consultant

The Reverend Dr Stewart Clem (The Episcopal Church)
The Right Reverend Christopher Hill, KCVO (The Church of England)

Catholic Members

The Reverend Dr Albino Barrera OP (Providence College, Providence RI, USA)
The Reverend Dr Paul Béré SJ (Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome)
Dr Kristin Colberg (St John’s University, Collegeville MN, USA)
Professor Sigrid Müller (University of Vienna, Austria)
Dr Emmanuel Nathan (Australian Catholic University)
The Reverend Dr Vimal Tirimanna CSsR (Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome & National Seminary, Kandy, Sri Lanka)

Consultant

The Reverend Anthony Currer (Darlington, England)
Professor Paul Murray (University of Durham, UK)

WCC Observer

Professor Dr Myriam Wijlens (University of Erfurt, Germany)

Staff

The Reverend Neil Vigers (Anglican Communion Office)
The Venerable Jonathan Gough (Minute Taker)

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