Ecumenical Greetings for Pope Francisbergogliothisone-440x410

Following the election of the new Pope for the Roman Catholic Church on 13th March 2013, and immediate greetings on twitter from churches in England which included the Coptic Orthodox, Church of England and Methodist Churches, the following have published formal ecumenical greetings and prayers for the new Pontiff:

World Council of Churches      From Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches

Baptists      From Rev Jonathan Edwards, general secretary of Baptist Union of Great Britain

Church of England     From Archbisop Justin Welby, Archbisop of Canterbury
                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo: Catholic Herald / CNS
Coptic Orthodox Church UK      From His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in UK

Churches Together in England: Greetings were also sent from the Enabling Group of Churches Together in England, as it was meeting 15/16th March for one of it's regular meetings. To read the Greeting from CTE click here.


Jim Currin, 14/03/2013
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