Toward Greater Unity: Anglicans and Roman Catholics Meet in Rome

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Photo: Pope Francis, right, smiles with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the end of Vespers at the monastery church of San Gregorio al Celio in Rome, Italy, Oct. 5. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Episcopal News Service reports that Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops are meeting in Rome this week to celebrate a historic and significant milestone. 50 years ago, Pope Paul VI met with Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey in Rome.

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby have signed a Common Declaration saying that they are “undeterred” by the “serious obstacles” to full unity between Anglicans and Roman Catholics.

Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, is among the Anglican bishops gathered in Rome and has issued this video statement:

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