- Aug 3, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Pope Francis joined an initiative of the Anglican Church, praying that people would be converted and use the pandemic’s disruption to begin anew.
A newly brokered peace deal between the government of South Sudan and opposition leaders increased the chance of a papal visit to the African nation.
The archbishop of Canterbury has said an unusual electoral intervention by Britain’s chief rabbi should alert the country to the unease felt by many Jews.
Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, said they would travel together to South Sudan if the country’s leaders fulfill their promise to form a transitional government by late February.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said all religions and their leaders must own up to extremist activities within their faith and examine which of their traditional teachings enable extremists to commit evil.
Mike Pompeo became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Lambeth Palace on Wednesday when he participated in a round table on religious freedom.