Archbishop Welby: “Don’t Give Up On Us” After Vote to Ordain Women Bishops

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"Don't give up on us.... We need each other!"  That was the message from Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Orthodox and Catholic churches this week, after the General Synod of the Church of England voted to ordain women bishops.With so much troubling the world today, Archbishop Welby emphasized that common witness to the Gospel was of greater importance than ever.But try as he might, Archbishop Welby will not be able to reconcile that controversial vote with his … [Read more...]

Anglican Archbishop Invites Catholic, Lutheran to Move Into Lambeth Palace

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"An important and profound step for relations between the Catholic and Anglican Churches."That's how the Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, described the contribution of the Catholic-founded ecumenical community Chemin Neuf.Last month, the Anglican Archbishop invited members of the group to move into Lambeth Palace, his official London residence on the south side of the Thames.  In a ceremony on February 20, he formally … [Read more...]

“Expect Surprises”: Archbishop of Canterbury’s Remarkable Interview at the World Council of Churches

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has hinted that we should expect “a few surprises” in terms of ecumenical relations between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church.Archbishop Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Anglican Communion, is in Busan, South Korea, attending the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches.  In his address to the Assembly, he noted that the WCC Assembly really reflects the depth and breadth of God’s great Church; and he called member … [Read more...]