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• Pope receives gifts from Rome’s Anglican community on visit (27 Feb 2017)

• Ecumenism is a common journey, not a lab experiment, pope says (27 Feb 2017)

• Pope visits All Saints Anglican Church (26 Feb 2017)

• Pope: Catholics and Anglicans, brothers and sisters in Christ (26 Feb 2017)

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Pope Francis to visit Anglican Church in Rome
February 21, 2017 • Permanent link:

The spire of All Saints Anglican Church in Rome. Photo: All SaintsPope Francis will make a historic visit to an Anglican Church in Rome on Sunday. He’ll join the congregation at the Church of England chaplaincy of All Saints for a short Choral Evensong service; it will include the blessing of a specially commissioned icon and the twinning of All Saints with the Catholic parish of Ognissanti, a Rome church with strong ecumenical ties.

The event comes as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations for All Saints which began with a small group of worshippers holding the first Church of England liturgy on October 27th 1816. The current church, close to the Spanish steps, was built over half a century later, designed by one of the most famous British architects of the Victorian era, George Edmund Street. All Saints is the largest Anglican congregation in Italy and part of the [Church of England’s] Diocese in Europe.

The church, led by its chaplain, Rev. Jonathan Boardman, and assistant chaplain, Rev. Dana English, was recently granted legal recognition from the Italian State. Diocesan Bishop Robert Innes will be welcoming Pope Francis, together with his suffragan Bishop David Hamid.

Catholics, Anglicans to present joint document on Mary
May 13, 2005 • Permanent link:

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Anglican Communion Office announced in a communique today that the most recent report of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), entitled “Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ,” will be presented on May 16, 2005 in Seattle, U.S.A., where the Commission last met and completed its work on the document. Cardinal Walter Kasper is the president of the pontifical council.