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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. 

December 2013

After 25 years, Lambeth Palace bids fond farewell to Sisters
16 December 2013
Archbishop Justin thanks the Anglican Sisters for their service at Lambeth Palace

November 2013

Archbishop to welcome ecumenical community to Lambeth Palace
18 November 2013
Archbishop Justin announces 'an ecumenical step of some significance' as members of Chemin Neuf prepare…

Archbishop in Korea: unity is found in Christ
1 November 2013
Christians ‘belong to each other inescapably’ because they are part of the body of Christ, the Archbishop…

Loving each other in diversity: Archbishop speaks to Vatican Radio
1 November 2013
The Archbishop spoke to Vatican Radio about his belief that, despite our increasingly diverse world,…

September 2013

Greetings for the Coptic New Year
11 September 2013
Archbishop Justin has sent a message of prayer and blessings to the Coptic Orthodox Church on its New…

August 2013

You are not alone – and you can change the world, Archbishop tells young Christians
2 August 2013
Being a Christian is "the exact opposite" of being James Bond, the Archbishop told young pilgrims at…

July 2013

Archbishop calls for "a footwashing Church"
10 July 2013
In his address to the Methodist Conference, Archbishop Justin called on churches to "stand alongside"…

June 2013

'A new bond' between Archbishop Justin and Christians in the Holy Land
29 June 2013
Palestinian church leaders prayed for Archbishop Justin yesterday when he visited the Church of the Holy…

Archbishop hails "richly deserved" OBE for Canon David Richardson
17 June 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed the award of OBE to his former Representative to the Holy See,…

Archbishop Justin meets Pope Francis in Rome
14 June 2013
The Archbishop and the Pope affirmed the bonds of "friendship" and "love" between Roman Catholics and…

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