Skip to comments.Anglican Primate to Attend Papal Inauguration (1st time since Reformation!)
Posted on 04/22/2005 3:24:06 AM PDT by NYer
LONDON, APRIL 21, 2005 (Zenit.org).- For the first time since the Reformation, the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury plans to attend the solemn start of a pontificate -- that of Benedict XVI this Sunday in Rome.
Lambeth Palace's press office revealed that Rowan Williams plans to attend the inauguration in St. Peter's Square. It said that the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity indicated its "great delight" that he will be attending.
The Anglican archbishop indicated that he will again be wearing the ring presented to his predecessor, Michael Ramsey, by Pope Paul VI and a pectoral cross presented to him by John Paul II.
Dr. Williams will travel to Rome on Saturday. Earlier this week, the archbishop of Canterbury offered his best wishes and prayers for Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on his election as successor to Pope John Paul II.
"We wish Pope Benedict XVI every blessing in the immense responsibilities he is about to assume on behalf of Roman Catholics round the world," said Dr. Williams. "I look forward to meeting him and working together to build on the legacy of his predecessor, as we seek to promote shared understanding between our Churches in the service of the Gospel and the goal of Christian unity."
Huh. I wonder what Rowan Williams' interest is? It's not like he's a religious man.
Good morning..BTE..did you catch the comment I sent you last night about the CT 6 drop in contributions to the diocese?
Gloria di Olive??
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Forgive me, it's early. When I first read the headline my mind pictured a British monkey attending the ceremony..
The Lord has been speaking to the hearts of many in recent days. Seventy+ world leaders, exchanging the peace, was unprecedented, a miracle in fact.
Glad to see this.
Sadly, the new Pope doesn't look all that well. He needs to eat his Wheaties.
Does anyone remember the name of the person that predicted Christ's return by the number of Pope's left to serve.
Malachi or Malachy (it's spelled differently depending on the source).
Thank you, I have been racking my brain trying to remember his name. Very frustrating.
I read the headline and wondered why they would have a Gorilla at the Inauguration.
I saw in the WSJ this morning that the Pope has also invited the Chief Rabbi of Rome.
Invitin the Primate of the Anglican Communion will strike fear into the hearts of the Anglican Church in North America, which is so deeply obsessed with sex (homosexuality, abortion, condoms, the end of celibacy or everyone) that it can't even begin to concentrate on religion. This perhaps will be one more signal that the Anglican Communion in the world has finally figured out that it's time to stomp on this Church of Free Love attitude and bring the Anglican Church back to God.
Meanwhile I'm going to the Catholic church and praying that the Anglicans will see the light and be saved.
(sigh)...I never get invited to these things...
You should have thought of that before you passed up being Chief Rabbi or Rome or Archbishop of Canterbury. Well, next time you'll know! ;-)
That's what I thought too. I was intrigued to say the least LOL
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