Saturday, January 26, 2008

Australia: Churches unite in leap of faith
Michael Blaxland and Sarah Price
January 27, 2008

THE Anglican and Catholic churches are about to embark on a joint venture - a first for NSW.

Three regional heads of the two denominations will sign a covenant of co-operation in Newcastle on April 2.

Although co-operation exists on parish levels in some areas, it will be only the second time in Australia that Catholic and Anglican dioceses have agreed to a formal covenant.

Anglican Bishop of Newcastle Dr Brian Farran said that although there were issues dividing Christian churches, the covenant was an indication of what they had in common and a commitment to heal differences.

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