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Rome and Canterbury planning joint anti-poverty initiative

Rome and Canterbury planning joint anti-poverty initiative

The Tablet has some news about the June meeting of Pope Francis and Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury:

The Archbishop of Canterbury is hoping to meet Pope Francis in December to discuss working on a joint anti-poverty initiative.

Archbishop Justin Welby revealed in July that the two Churches wanted to work together to help those trapped in poverty, as well as speak out clearly to challenge governments. Staff at Lambeth Palace have since been working on details of the initiative. ….

Speaking of the plans to work together on combating poverty, Archbishop Moxon told The Tablet: “Lambeth Palace is going to test the initiative quite soon. They want to get the right wording about the right topic in the right way.”

He added that Archbishop Welby hoped to meet the Pope in late December, although a final date was dependent on the papal calendar.


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The SUREST way to fight poverty, world-wide, is to empower women. You listening, Justin & Francis?

JC Fisher

[NB @ Francis: women can have NO power, w/o reproductive freedom. Period.]

Tom Luck

I was hoping that just this very thing would come to pass! I even preached a sermon raising this possibility! If you are interested, it is here:

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