Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops from around the world will gather in Mississauga, Ont., May 14-20 to continue to explore the pursuit of unity. The conference will be co-chaired by George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Edward Cardinal Cassidy, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
The meeting grew out of a visit by Archbishop Carey to Pope John Paul in December 1996, where they stated, in a joint communiqué, “it may be opportune at this stage in our journey to consult further about how the relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church is to progress.”
The bishops will meet privately at the Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre. They will join in public prayer at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Toronto on May 17 and will hold a news conference on May 19.