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Archbishop of Canterbury to address RC bishops

Archbishop of Canterbury to address RC bishops

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has been asked by Pope Benedict XVI to speak to the 2012 Synod of Bishops, which will meet at the Vatican in October.

The subject is “the New Evangelization” and the consideration of associated lineamenta published to help guide the work of bishops.

According to one report,

This Synod will have a significant influence in the work of the new agency formed by the Pope [in 2010] for evangelization, the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization headed by Archbishop Rino Fisichella.


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Bill Dilworth

Well, he’s retiring at the end of the year, according to a statement on his website, to become Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge.

Roger Mortimer

My exact reaction, JCF,


OK, serious question: does anyone think that, if&WHEN the Anglican Covenant goes down in the CofE, Rowan might resign and (sooner or later) pope over the Tiber? Could B16 know, or just suspect? Could this invite be an intro to a bigger invite?

Just wondering…

JC Fisher

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