Anglican Archbishop Invites Catholic, Lutheran to Move Into Lambeth Palace

Chemin Neuf community

"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...]

Archbishop of Canterbury: “Do Like the Catholics, Go to Confession”

Archbishop Welby and Pope Francis meet for the first time, June 14, 2013

The Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, has a recommendation to Anglicans:  Go to confession.Addressing the heads of other churches—including the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Most Rev. Vincent Nichols—Archbishop Welby admitted that confessing one’s weaknesses to someone else might not be a “bunch of laughs,” still he believes that unburdening oneself to a confessor is good for the soul.“It is enormously powerful and hideously painful when it’s done properly,” he … [Read more...]