Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vatican official surveys developments in relations with Anglicans, Methodists

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Emblem_of_the_Holy_See%2C_usual.svg/100px-Emblem_of_the_Holy_See%2C_usual.svg.pngAn official of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has surveyed developments over the past year in relations with the Anglican Communion and the World Methodist Council. 

While acknowledging “all the difficulty” posed by disagreements over the ordination of women and differences in teaching on human sexuality, Father Anthony Currer, writing in L’Osservatore Romano, emphasized the openness of the new Archbishop of Canterbury to Catholic spirituality. 

“Archbishop [Justin] Welby is an oblate of the Order of St Benedict, and also cites the influence on his spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola and new Catholic communities in France,” said Father Currer. 

“In November he invited four members of the Chemin Neuf community to live at Lambeth Palace and to pray with him daily.”

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