From Anglican News:
For the first time ever, Anglican Choral Evensong will be celebrated at the altar of the Chair of St Peter in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican next month. The music will be sung by the renowned Choir of Merton College, Oxford.
Permission for this unique occasion was granted by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of St Peter’s Basilica, during a recent meeting with Archbishop David Moxon, the Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See.
In a statement, the Anglican Centre said: “The gesture reflects the deepening bonds of affection and trust between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church.”
Five months ago Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby celebrated Vespers together at the Basilica of San Gregorio al Celio in Rome.
Read the whole story here.
Photo: by Jraytram at en.wikipedia.