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Archbishop Welby, Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew pray for peace

Archbishop Justin Welby and the Ecumenical Patriarch joined Pope Francis in Assisi yesterday to lead an assembly of religious leaders in prayers for peace.

21 September 2016

Orthodox churches gather for Holy and Great Council

The long-planned Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox churches is getting underway in Crete; despite the absence of a number of churches over un-resolved differences.

16 June 2016

Primates support ecumenical moves over Easter

The Primates of the Anglican Communion have agreed to support moves by the Coptic Pope to unify and fix the date of Easter, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said last week at the end of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury Cathedral. 

18 January 2016

Archbishop Welby and Patriarch Bartholomew receive agreed theological statement on personhood

An agreed statement between Anglican and Orthodox Churches on the theology of the human person was presented to the leaders of both families of churches at Westminster Abbey, London, last night.

04 November 2015

Refugees and environment discussed by Archbishop of Canterbury and Ecumenical Patriarch

The refugee crisis and the environment were amongst issues discussed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew, today during the extended visit by the leader of the Orthodox family of churches to Lambeth Palace.

03 November 2015

Archbishop Justin Welby will host Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in London next week

The Archbishop of Canterbury will host His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his visit to London next week. It will be the second meeting between the two leaders, who first met in Istanbul last year, and in June this year made a joint call for action on climate change.

29 October 2015

International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue Communique 2015

Statement on human personhood in the divine image to be published following six years of study

25 September 2015

Church of England joins worldwide prayer for care of creation

At root climate change is a ‘spiritual problem’, says lead Bishop for the environment

27 August 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury and Ecumenical Patriarch make joint call for action on climate change

Leaders write in New York Times about moral responsibility to act now on climate change

22 June 2015

Abp Welby affirms his commitment to reconciliation between Eastern and Western churches

The Archbishop of Canterbury affirmed his commitment to the reconciliation of Eastern and Western churches during a meeting with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew yesterday.

14 January 2014


“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa


The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.