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Brothers and Sisters on a Pilgrim Journey

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27 January 2023
The language of walking and pilgrimage has been used for many years regarding the deepening of ecumenical relationships. For example, when Pope Francis received the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in June 2014 he ended his address by saying, “We must walk together”. Two years later, in the Joint Declaration issued by the Holy Father and the Archbishop at the Church of Saint Gregory, the two leaders said that fifty years of dialogue enabled their two communions to see themselves as “partners and companions on our pilgrim journey”. Also in 2016, the bishops of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission [iarccum] issued an appeal entitled, Walking Together: Common Service to the World and Witness to the Gospel, declaring that “Anglicans and Roman Catholics walk together by faith, guided and ...

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