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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:

November 2010

Archbishop's address at 50th anniversary of PCPCU
17 November 2010
An address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at a conference to commemorate the…

Archbishop's interview with Vatican Radio in Rome
17 November 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury granted an interview to Vatican Radio during his visit to Rome.

Archbishop's BBC West Midlands interview
7 November 2010
The Archbishop appeared as a guest on BBC West Midlands' Andrew Peach Show to discuss a number of topical…

September 2010

Vatican Radio Interview after Evening Prayer with Pope Benedict XVI
17 September 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, speaks to Philippa Hitchen immediately after the celebration…

Joint communiqué concerning the meeting between the Holy Father and the Archbishop of Canterbury
17 September 2010
Fifty years after the first meeting of a Pope and an Archbishop of Canterbury in modern times - that…

The Visit of Archbishop Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict XVI to Westminster Abbey for Evening Prayer
17 September 2010
Following the Pope's Address to Civil Society at Westminster Hall, His Grace Archbishop Rowan Williams…

The Fraternal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Archbishop Rowan Williams
17 September 2010
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today visited His Grace Archbishop Rowan Williams at the Archbishop's…

July 2010

'Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread' - Archbishop's address at Lutheran World Federation Assembly
22 July 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has delivered the keynote address on the theme' Give…

Archbishop: 'What's the martyr's message to our society?'
16 July 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury preached at Westminster Cathedral on the occasion an ecumenical celebration…

Archbishop on the 'precious gift of Martyrs' - BBC Radio 4
11 July 2010
In BBC Radio 4's 'Something Understood - The Martyrs of Charterhouse Square', the Archbishop of Canterbury…

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