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Pope visits All Saints Anglican Church

Pope Francis passes in front of an icon of Jesus Christ during his visit at the All Saints' Anglican Church in Rome. - AFP

Pope Francis passes in front of an icon of Jesus Christ during his visit at the All Saints' Anglican Church in Rome. - AFP

26/02/2017 16:19

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has paid a visit to All Saints Anglican Church in the heart of Rome. This afternoon the Pope presided over an evensong service with the bishop of the Anglican Diocese in Europe Robert Innes.

Whilst at the Church the Holy Father also answered questions from the congregation. Responding to one question the Holy Father said a visit to South Sudan was being studied at the moment. He also said there was the possiblity that he would be accompanied by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

The Pope also blessed a newly commissioned icon of Christ the Saviour.

It’s the first time a pope has visited an Anglican church in Rome and it comes as part of All Saints’ 200th anniversary celebrations.

Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen followed events and spoke to Lydia O'Kane from All Saints Church. 

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26/02/2017 16:19