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Ecumenical Relationships

The Archbishop of Canterbury plays a lead role in nurturing Anglican relationships with other churches worldwide and at home.

This involves meeting with leaders of other churches, experiencing first hand the life and ministry of other churches and advancing ecumenical dialogue, theological reflection and co-operation in mission.

The Archbishop is supported in his ecumenical role by staff at Lambeth Palace, the Anglican Communion Office and the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity, together with Church of England bishops who specialise in particular ecumenical relationships.

He also has personal representatives ("apocrisiarioi") to Byzantine Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches, as well as to the Vatican. 

June 2014

Archbishop meets Vatican cricket team
16 June 2014
Archbishop meets with Vatican cricket team ahead of Anglican-Roman Catholic match to raise awareness…

Archbishop meets Pope Francis in Rome
16 June 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby and Pope Francis meet in Rome and recommit to the struggle against modern slavery…

Archbishop's message to the Receptive Ecumenism conference in Connecticut, USA
9 June 2014
Archbishop Justin has sent a message to the Third International Receptive Conference at Fairfield University,…

May 2014

Archbishop Justin to visit Rome
28 May 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will meet Pope Francis in Rome next month.

Archbishops join Methodist leaders in call for further unity
22 May 2014
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have joined Methodist leaders in calling for 'significant steps'…

Archbishop praises 'inspirational' Great Lakes peace initiative
19 May 2014
Archbishop Justin and Cardinal Vincent met last week with delegates from a church-led campaign striving…

Archbishop Justin welcomes Archbishop of Cyprus to Lambeth Palace
14 May 2014
“There is a need for peacemakers today,” Archbishop Justin told the head of the Greek Orthodox Church…

April 2014

Archbishop Justin's Ecumenical Easter letter
19 April 2014
"I pray that our Christian hope and the joy of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will heal relationships…

Archbishop Justin and Cardinal Vincent visit church-run crisis centre in Kent
14 April 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Catholic Archbishop of Westminister yesterday visited a crisis drop-in…

Anglican and Catholic bishops team up for Listen To God: Hear the Poor
10 April 2014
Anglican and Catholic bishops are making joint visits to church-run projects serving those in need this…

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