Skip to comments.Archbishop of Canterbury Meets Pope Francis for the First Time
Posted on 06/14/2013 6:34:05 AM PDT by marshmallow
Pope Francis met the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, for the first time this morning.
In an address after the meeting the Pope said Catholics and Anglicans should work together to challenge secular society, especially on subjects such as the sacredness of human life or the importance of the institution of the family built on marriage.
He also stressed the importance of calling for an economic system that is at the service of man and of giving a voice to the cry of the poor.
Both leaders remarked on the coincidence of their March installations. Francis celebrated his inaugural Mass on March 19 two days before Justin Welby was enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Before the meeting Archbishop Welby and his wife, Caroline, were expected to visit the tomb of St Peter beneath St Peters Basilica before stopping to pray at the tomb of Blessed Pope John Paul II.
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I am SO not making a joke about the sudden appearance of bottles of hand sanitizer near the papal throne and through the Vatican.