October 10, 2022
The Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers, a network of the Centre for Law and Religion at the School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, met in Rome in October 2022. Founded in Rome in 1999, the Colloquium aims to contribute to greater ecumenical understanding between Anglicans and Roman Catholics from the perspective of canon law as a form of applied ecclesiology.
After an introductory presentation on the 2nd edition of The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion, the main business of the Colloquium was a comparative study of penal law and church discipline. Papers were presented, and a joint statement agreed.
The Colloquium enjoyed the welcome and hospitality of the Venerable English College, Casa Santa Maria (a division of the Pontifical North American College), the Anglican Centre, the Apostolic Palace, the British ambassador, and the Roman Rota.
The Colloquium was convened by the Revd Stephen Coleman, Assistant Director of the Centre for Law and Religion. Among the members of the colloquium are trustees of the ELS and members of the editorial board of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. It is hoped that further information about the deliberations of the 2022 Colloquium may appear in a future edition of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal.