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Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope in joint name for Christian unity

Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope in joint name for Christian unity


Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.(Photo: Vatican Media)

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis met in Rome this week the place they issued a recent name for Christian unity.


The name coincided with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, held annually on the finish of January.


The two Church leaders additionally commissioned Catholic and Anglican bishop pairs to be co-workers within the ministry of reconciliation and to be a witness to Christian unity.

This week the bishop pairs attended the ‘Growing Together’ programme encouraging nearer co-operation between the Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions.

Over the weekend they may journey to Canterbury and go to Christian websites collectively.

The Archbishop advised the bishops, “May your ministry alongside each other as Catholics and Anglicans be for the world a foretaste of the reconciling of all Christians.”

Pope Francis stated, “Brothers and sisters, fourteen centuries in the past, Pope Gregory the Great commissioned Saint Augustine, the primary Archbishop of Canterbury, and his companions, to set out from Rome to evangelise the enjoyment of the Gospel to the peoples of England.

“Today, with gratitude to God for our sharing within the Gospel, we ship you forth, beloved co-workers for the dominion of God, in order that wherever you perform your ministry, you could collectively bear witness to the hope that doesn’t deceive and the unity for which our Saviour prayed.”



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