The following resolution was presented: "That the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs, having given on the advice of the Primate $3,000 towards the establishment of the Anglican Centre in Rome, recommends to the National Executive Council that the Anglican Church of Canada provide an annual grant towards the maintenance of the Centre and suggests that the matter of securing these funds for the maintenance of the Centre in 1966 and succeeding years be referred to the Board of Finance."
The Primate felt that this Centre is tied in closely with the Executive Officer of the Anglican Communion and he hoped that the Canadian Church will be able to give this project continuing annual support. By maintaining the Centre, it will make possible continuing dialogue on theological matters and will enable Anglican and Roman Catholic theologians to meet on a brotherly level at all levels of church life.
The Bishop of Huron spoke in favour of a library in Rome as there are a great number of Roman Catholic theological students there who are extremely interested in learning something of Anglicanism. He, therefore, feels this project might be considered a "missionary" endeavour.
It was noted that the Canadian Church's share of the cost of the Centre 265 [pounds sterling] (about $805) for 1966, and 480 [pounds sterling] (about $1500) for 1967.
The suggestion was also made that Bishop Dean be asked to consider this as a project to be included in AWM.
That this resolution be approved but referred to the MSCC Finance Committee rather than to the Board of Finance. CARRIED