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Mary document launch set for Westminster Abbey

Posted on: May 16, 2005 4:05 PM
Related Categories: ARCIC, Ecumenical

Mary: Hope and Grace in Christ

The Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) has released its latest document in its continuing dialogue.

Also called 'The Seattle Statement', the ARCIC Co-Chairs, Archbishop Alexander Brunett of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, and Archbishop Peter Carnley, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, were present at the celebration of the publication of the document, at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, Monday 16 May 2005.

The Revd Canon Gregory Cameron, Anglican Co-Secretary of ARCIC, speaking in Seattle said, 'This document represents sustained reflection on an aspect of Christian faith in which many Christians have found spiritual strength. It is our hope that all Christians will be helped by this statement to understand why Mary has been a figure of such significance.'

The UK launch will take place in the Jerusalem Chamber at 12 noon on Thursday 19 May. Press and media are welcome; registration is required due to limitation in numbers.

An Introduction to Mary: Hope and Grace in Christ is also found here, prepared by the Revd Canon Donald Bolen, Roman Catholic Co-Secretary of ARCIC.

An additional story of the celebration will appear on ACNS later today.

For press media information contact: Canon Jim Rosenthal
+44 (0) 780 389 4751 on site in Seattle.

MARY: Hope and Grace in Christ is published by Continuum Morehouse.