|Canada||CATHOLIC, ANGLICAN BISHOPS EXAMINE RELATIONS|
The spiritual leader of the Anglican church and a senior Vatican official opened a six-day meeting on Sunday that brought together Anglican and Catholic bishops from around the world to examine the relationship between them.
The meeting was called to "review and evaluate the accomplishment of thirty years of ecumenical dialogue between the two traditions," organizers said. Anglican Archbishop George Carey of Canterbury, England, and Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, the prefect of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, are jointly chairing the meeting.
The dialogue commission was set up in 1966 by Anglican Archbishop Michael Ramsey and Pope Paul VI. Bishops from New Zealand, Canada, England, the US, Ireland, India, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Uganda, Australia, Brazil, and the West Indies are attending.