We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope sends greetings to new Archbishop of Canterbury

Catholic World News - March 21, 2013

Pope Francis has sent his greetings to Dr. Justin Welby, who was enthroned on March 21 as Archbishop of Canterbury and worldwide leader of the Anglican communion.

The Pope began his message by thanking the Anglican leader for his own congratulatory message after the papal election. He then continued:

The pastoral ministry is a call to walk in fidelity to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be assured of my prayers as you take up your new responsibilities, and I ask you to pray for me as I respond to the new call that the Lord has addressed to me.

On the day the Archbishop of Canterbury was enthroned, the Vatican also released the text of a message that Pope Benedict XVI had sent on February 4, congratulating Dr. Welby after he had been selected. Pope Benedict had observed that Dr. Welby would be taking the leadership role in the Anglican communion “at a time when the Christian faith is being called into question in many parts of the Western world by those who claim that religion is a private matter, with no contribution to offer to public debate.” But he added that “the hunger for God, even if unrecognized, is ever-present in our society, and the preacher's task, as a messenger of hope, is to speak the truth with love, shedding the light of Christ into the darkness of people's lives.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($29,119 to go):
$35,000.00 $5,880.70
83% 17%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Opening Ourselves to Meaning and Purpose 5 hours ago
A thin-skinned Vatican spokesman harms his own standing 5 hours ago
Pope Francis prevails in Round I of battle for Vatican reform 13 hours ago
Social Media’s Vanity Fair: Danger on every side! March 4
The Ways of Evangelization March 3

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5