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Anglican Communion
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“The Anglican Communion is a fellowship of those duly constituted Dioceses, Provinces or Regional Churches in communion with the See of Canterbury, which have the following characteristics in common:

“a. They uphold and propagate the Catholic and Apostolic faith and order as they are generally set forth in the Book of Common Prayer as authorized in their several Churches.

“b. they are particular or national Churches, and, as such, promote within each of their territories a national expression of Christian faith, life and worship.

“c. They are bound together not by a central leg…

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Bernard Leeming, “Anglican Communion”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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