Senior Anglican figure to give March Theology Public Lecture
The Anglican Church's most senior figure in Rome, The Right Reverend John Flack (pictured below), will give the next in a series of Theology Public Lectures at Swansea University on Monday, March 10.
Bishop Flack, Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, will speak on the theme of Living with Rome – the Shared Christian Journey, staring at 7pm, in the University's James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, James Callaghan Building.
Bishop John Flack has had a varied ministry within the Anglican Church, having been a parish priest in the dioceses of Ripon, Peterborough and Wakefield, before becoming Archdeacon of Pontefract. He was consecrated Bishop of Huntingdon in 1997./p>
He has had a lifelong interest in ecumenism and from 2003-2008 served as the Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See.
The Anglican Centre in Rome was founded in 1966 with the encouragement of Archbishop Michael Ramsey and Pope Paul VI.
The lecture's organiser, The Reverend Nigel John, Swansea University's Anglican Chaplain, said: "It is a great privilege to welcome Bishop John to Swansea University. He has extensive experience of Anglican and Roman Catholic relations at the very highest level and also of ecumenical dialogue between different Christian denominations. He will provide us with many interesting and challenging insights."
Each year, Swansea University organises a diverse range of lectures that are open to the public. The lectures on religious issues have long attracted high profile speakers of many different traditions to Swansea.
Previous speakers have included the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, and the Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan.
This year's series includes speakers who will be addressing inter-religious/inter-faith issues.
Admission to the lecture is free and all are welcome. For further information, please contact the Reverend Nigel John, Swansea University Chaplaincy, Tel: 01792 205678, extension 4442, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.