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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.
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.
10/11/2012 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.
"Cricket diplomacy" to boost Catholic-Anglican friendship
Pope Francis blesses the Vatican XI, the Holy See's first cricket team. Made up mostly of Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan seminarians, the team is set to travel to England where it will face off its Anglican counterpart in Canterbury.
Pope: the blood of Christians killed for their faith urges a new era of ecumenism
The hope of Francis expressed to the members of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission:"the shared tradition of faith and history between Anglicans and Catholics can inspire and sustain our efforts to overcome the obstacles to full communion”. Imminent publication of five joint statements made so far in the second phase of the Anglican-Catholic dialogue
Alliance between faith and reason is needed in this age of relativism, says Pope
In illustrating the figure of St Justin in today’s general audience, Benedict XVI asserts that the recognition of Christ as the Logos is the motive for the ancient Church’s option in favour of reason and its acceptance of Greek philosophy instead of the pagans’ religion.
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