Rome, 20 April 2023

The Lateran Chapter, in the person of His Excellency Bishop Guerino Di Tora, Chapter Vicar, expresses deep regret for what happened last Tuesday 18 April, inside the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome. In fact, a group of about 50 clergymen, accompanied by their bishop, all belonging to the Anglican Communion, celebrated on the high altar of Rome’s cathedral, in contravention of canonical norms. Monsignor Di Tora also explained that the unfortunate episode was cause by a breakdown in communication.

His Excellency, Bishop Guerino Di Tora, Vicar of the Archpriest of the Lateran Basilica