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Ecumenical Relationships

Archbishop and Pope Benedict XVIThe Archbishop of Canterbury plays a lead role in nurturing Anglican relationships with other churches worldwide and at home. This involves regular meetings 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 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. 

Recent items relating to Ecumenical Relationships are shown below:

March 2012

Ecumenical and International Development gatherings in Geneva
1 March 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury travelled to Geneva for a three day visit (27th February – 1st March)…

February 2012

Human Rights and Religious Faith
28 February 2012
The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights has made a profound impact in fighting injustice and is…

'Unity is God's gift to the church' - WCC roundtable in Geneva
28 February 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, in Geneva for a series of ecumenical and international development meetings,…

The Queen attends multi-faith reception at Lambeth Palace
15 February 2012
Archbishop Rowan Williams hosted a multi-faith reception for Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh…

Faith communities display sacred objects to the Queen
15 February 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed HM the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh to a multi-faith event…

Joint Church of England and United Reformed Church service of reconciliation and commitment
7 February 2012
The United Reformed Church and the Church of England participated in a Service of Reconciliation, Healing…

Archbishop's meetings with religious leaders in Jerusalem
3 February 2012
Following a personal pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Archbishop of Canterbury participated in a number…

January 2012

Presidents of Churches Together in England herald 'year of celebrations in England'
26 January 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has joined the other Presidents of 'Churches Together in England' in heralding…

Palestinian President meets Christian leaders
17 January 2012
Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, met with representatives of Christian Churches in the…

Archbishop's message at Memorial Service for victims of violence in Egypt
8 January 2012
A Memorial Service for victims of the bombing in Alexandria, Egypt, has been held in the Coptic Orthodox…

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