(CNS) Pope, Anglican archbishop urge joint action to share God's love

Although they have not yet reached full unity, Roman Catholics and Anglicans continue their dialogue, come together in prayer and work side by side, including on a new project to combat human trafficking around the world.

“I thank God that, as disciples sent to heal a wounded world, we stand together with perseverance and determination in opposing this grave evil,” Pope Francis told Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury June 16 during a meeting at the Vatican.

Archbishop Welby, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, was in Rome to hold his second meeting with Pope Francis, to visit Anglican communities in the city and to participate in a meeting of the Global Freedom Network, which they and other faith leaders founded to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.

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One comment on “(CNS) Pope, Anglican archbishop urge joint action to share God's love

  1. Tory says:

    There is unprecedented cooperation between Pope and the ABC. But the deeper story is the level of collaboration between HTB, Lambeth and Rome. This bodes well for the new evangelization, especially in the West.

    Really grateful that Nicky Gumbel accompanied ++Welby on this visit.