The Revd Dr R William Franklin, former Professor of Church History at St John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota and General Seminary, New York, former Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, and current Associate Rector for Education at Trinity Church, Boston has been appointed as Associate Priest and Visiting Fellow of the Anglican Centre in Rome from September 2005. His appointment significantly strengthens the staffing of the Anglican Centre alongside the Director, the Rt Revd John Flack and Fr Jonathan Boardman, the Senior Tutor.
The Revd Dr R William Franklin will also be Associate Priest at the Episcopal Church of St Paul-Within-the-Walls and the English Church of All Saints Rome and Associate Director for External Affairs at the American Academy in Rome.
Stephen Platten, the Bishop of Wakefield and Chairman of Governors of the Anglican Centre said, "We are delighted that Professor Franklin is joining the staff of the Centre. This is a clear signal of our commitment to the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue at this time of a new pontificate."