» 11/10/2012, 00.00
GREAT BRITAIN - IRAQ
New Primate of England committed to Inter-religious dialogue
The appointment of the new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, former Anglican Bishop of Durham was confirmed yesterday by Prime Minister David Cameron. The new leader of the Anglican Communion worked for years as a special envoy of Rowan Williams in Africa and the Middle East. The Vicar of Baghdad stresses his emphasis on dialogue between Muslims and Christians.
14/06/2013 VATICAN - ANGLICAN
Pope meets Anglican Primate: together to defend life, social justice and Christians in Syria
Francis receives Archbishop Welby. In our history "painful moments", now on the road to unity. And if "have emerged greater difficulties than those that one could imagine," in the theological dialogue there are "cordial relations and everyday coexistence" that allow us to move forward.
05/10/2016 19:42:00 VATICAN – ANGLICANS
Pope and Welby sign joint declaration on shared faith that is broader than any differences
The document signed today states that Catholics and Anglicans want to pursue the search for unity despite "disagreements" on the ordination of women and sexual morality, as well as the “perennial question about how authority is exercised in the Christian community”.
10/02/2015 GREAT BRITAIN - IRAQ
For Erbil archbishop, defeating Islamic State militants needs boots on the ground
Speaking at the British Parliament, Mgr Warda said, "We don't have much time left". Air strikes are "not enough" to defeat jihadists. Noting that Iraq's Christian communities are on the verge of disappearing, he said that the situation is worse than in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Kurdish forces retake IS-controlled areas near Mosul.
Pope tells Anglican primate, "we cannot claim that our division is anything less than a scandal"
In his meeting with the archbishop of Canterbury, Francis reiterates that although "The goal of full unity may seem distant indeed, [. . .] it remains the aim" for which they must strive. He also emphasises the importance of the work of joint committees and the ongoing cooperation against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.
02/08/2010 GREAT BRITAIN-VATICAN
Anglican Theologian: Pope's visit "crucial" for relations between two Churches
According to John Milbank, the trip is "an opportunity" for Benedict XVI to change the wrong impression that the Anglo-Saxon world has of him. Consensus between Catholics and Anglicans is "deeper than their differences". Positive Anglican reaction to beatification of Cardinal Newman, "symbol of unity".
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