Archbishop of Canterbury speaks to Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops

Thinking Anglicans reports:

Archbishop of Canterbury addressed the “Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”.

The full text of his remarks can be found here.

For some helpful information on the event, see this blog by the Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, who is also attending the synod. His first entry is .

Further background material can be found here.

There’s a deficit the Vatican’s understanding of Anglican Communion ecclesiology revealed in its announcement here:

On 10 October His Grace Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury and primate of the Anglican Communion, will address the assembly to outline the Anglican approach to the challenge of new evangelisation for the transmission of the Christian faith.

Emphasis added.

More – The Pope opens the Synod on the new evangelization (Oct 2)

Such renewed evangelical dynamism produces a beneficent influence on the two specific “branches” developed by it, that is, on the one hand, the Missio ad Gentes or the announcement of the Gospel to those who do not yet know Jesus Christ and his message of salvation, and, on the other hand, the new evangelization, directed principally at those who, though baptized, have drifted away from the Church and live without reference to the Christian life.

Our emphasis.

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