Pope Francis: Christians united for a world of peace

Maintaining Christian values in society, supporting social justice, giving voice to the cry of the poor, recognizing that mankind must not be abandoned to the laws of the marketplace: These are the areas of shared commitment for Catholics and Anglicans as noted by Pope Francis. He was speaking to the Anglican Primate, Archbishop Justin Welby, whom he received at the Vatican Friday. Pope Francis recalled the steps taken on the ecumenical journey, despite often difficult and painful times. And he expressed appreciation for the understanding shown by the Anglican world for Benedict XVI’s decision to establish an Ordinariate. The peace that Christians bring to the world, concluded Pope Francis, will bear …

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