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Vatican official surveys developments in relations with Anglicans, Methodists

Catholic World News - February 04, 2014

An official of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has surveyed developments over the past year in relations with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council.

While acknowledging “all the difficulty” posed by disagreements over the ordination of women and differences in teaching on human sexuality, Father Anthony Currer, writing in L’Osservatore Romano, emphasized the openness of the new Archbishop of Canterbury to Catholic spirituality.

“Archbishop [Justin] Welby is an oblate of the Order of St Benedict, and also cites the influence on his spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola and new Catholic communities in France,” said Father Currer. “In November he invited four members of the Chemin Neuf community to live at Lambeth Palace and to pray with him daily.”

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Feb. 05, 2014 4:10 PM ET USA

    From your lips to God's ear, jeremiahjj!

  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Feb. 04, 2014 7:08 PM ET USA

    There is always hope. What a gesture it would be if, suddenly, the Archbishop of Canterbury re-declared after 400 years his allegiance to Rome. Won't happen, but he personally could swim the Tiber and, I would bet, such an act likely would bring many Anglicans with him. There is even an Anglican ordinariate in England waiting for him.

  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 04, 2014 3:34 PM ET USA

    "Disagreements...differences"?? The Church of England has strayed so far from its Catholic roots that it will never return to what closeness there once was. To think so is ludicrous. "There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one at all can be saved."

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