VATICAN CITY, DEC 2, 2003 (VIS) - On Tuesday, November 25, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, met in the Vatican with Reverend Canon John L. Paterson, Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council. According to a communique made public today, the future of Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue was discussed during the meeting, 'especially in light of recent developments within the life of the Anglican Communion.'
'As a result of the conversation, it was decided that the next plenary session of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) and its work towards the publication and reception of a Common Statement of Faith would have to be put on hold.'
The communique concludes by saying: 'Cardinal Kasper has welcomed the request of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, that appropriate means be found to reflect jointly upon the ecclesiological issues raised by recent developments within Anglican Communion in the light of the relevant Agreed Statements of ARCIC (Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission).'
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