Page 1, 27th October 1967

27th October 1967
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Page 1, 27th October 1967 — CHURCHES' GOAL IS `DYNAMIC' UNITY

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Locations: Canterbury, London, Rome


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MEANS of increasing "dynamic" cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church is one of four major issues currently facing the World Council of Churches, its American general secretary. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake. declared in London on Wednesday.

Dr Blake was addressing the second and last day of the autumn meeting at the City Temple, Holborn Viaduct, of the British Council of Churches, embracing all major Protestant churches and attended by Catholic observers.

He was followed immediately afterwards by Fr. John Coventry S.J., secretary of the newly-appointed Ecumenical Commission for England and Wales, who reported on the Commission's first meeting on October 16.

Roth were invited specially to address the BCC whose president is Archbishop Michael Ramsey, of Canterbury.

Speaking on relations with Rome, Dr. Blake, whose WCC embraces some 230 Anglicans, Protestant and Orthodox Churches. said "dynamic" cooperation was the word approved by the Catholic authorities and the WCC this summer.

"The change on all sides from polemical authority to dynamism gives promise of new understanding, new unity, ripening as the warmth of the new atmosphere makes it grow each But dathy "

there were differences, which he termed "abrasive." "I take it for granted," he said, "that our responsible leadership will continue to work on such issues as religious liberty, mixed marriages. and so on."

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