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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:04 PM


Pope Francis to visit Rome's Anglican community

Pope Francis greets David Moxon, the Archbishop of Canterbury's representative to the Holy See, at the Vatican, Jan. 25, 2017. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Rome, Italy, Feb 17, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will visit All Saints Anglican Church in Rome Feb. 26 to mark the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Anglican parish community in the heart of the Eternal City.

Jonathan Boardman, who serves as parish priest of All Saints, confirmed the news to CNA.

“The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the afternoon, and it will follow the Eucharist celebrated in the morning by our bishops to mark our 200th anniversary,” he said.

The Pope will not celebrate Vespers, as he did in San Gregorio al Celio with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on Oct. 5, 2016. However, he will take part in the blessing and dedication of an icon to celebrate the church’s anniversary, Boardman reported.


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