NAMES have been announced of the delegate observers to be sent to the Second Vatican Council. in answer to the Holy See's invitation, by the World Council of Churches, the Methodist, and the Lutheran World Federation.
They are:— WORLD COUNCIL: Dr. Lucas Vischer, 35, of the Swiss Reformed Church, and of the staff of the faith and order department; another name was to be announced shortly.
METHODISTS: There will he three official observers and six supporters. The observers are Bishop Corson of Philadelphia, Dr. Harold Roberts of the Richmond Theological Seminary (University of London), and Dr. Albert Outler of Dallas, Texas. Supporters include the Rev. Max Woodward of London and the Rev, Philip Potter (British Missionary Society for West Africa and the Caribbean).
LUTHERANS: Dr. George Lindheck (Yale Divinity School) and Dr. K. E. Skydsgaard (Copenhagen University).
Anglican observers will include Dr. Moorman, Bishop of Ripon. It is believed that a majority of the members of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church are opposed to sending observers.
A few non-Catholics, other than delegate observers, have been invited as "guests". Among those who have accepted are Prior Roger Schulz (Protestant monastic community of Taize, France), Pastor Max Thurian of the same community, and Professor Oscar Culiman of the Universities of Basle, Strasbourg, Paris.