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January 12, 2005

Catholics host anglican exhibition

-12/01/05

In a demonstration of closening relations between catholics and anglicans in England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will open an exhibition on Anglicanism at Westminster Cathedral on Friday, 14th January on the eve of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

It is the first Anglican exhibition to be shown in the Cathedral, and the event marks Dr Williams' first formal visit.

The exhibition: "Anglicanism and the Western Christian tradition: Continuity and Change", was devised by Britain's ambassador to the Holy See and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral to promote Anglican-Catholic understanding.

It was first shown in the Vatican museums in 2002, and was the first exhibition by a non-Catholic body to be held there.

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, will open the exhibition with Archbishop Rowan Williams.

During the viewing the Cardinal and Archbishop will pray together for the victims of the Tsunami in the Chapel of Holy Souls.

Dr Williams will then deliver a sermon in a service afterwards.

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor said he was looking forward to welcoming the Archbishop to the Cathedral.

He said: "I am delighted that the Archbishop of Canterbury is joining me to open this exhibition, which I am sure will contribute to Anglican-Catholic understanding."

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been celebrated continuously since 1894. However, the Week was a dream of many Christian leaders since the early years of the 19th century.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is now celebrated around the world in January. The dates were originally proposed in 1908 by Paul Wattson to cover the days between the feast of St Peter and the feast of St Paul.

The theme and focus biblical texts are prepared by an international Joint Committee of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. National and Regional councils of churches work to adapt and add to these resources as appropriate to their local context.

Catholics host anglican exhibition

-12/01/05

In a demonstration of closening relations between catholics and anglicans in England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will open an exhibition on Anglicanism at Westminster Cathedral on Friday, 14th January on the eve of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

It is the first Anglican exhibition to be shown in the Cathedral, and the event marks Dr Williams' first formal visit.

The exhibition: "Anglicanism and the Western Christian tradition: Continuity and Change", was devised by Britain's ambassador to the Holy See and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral to promote Anglican-Catholic understanding.

It was first shown in the Vatican museums in 2002, and was the first exhibition by a non-Catholic body to be held there.

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, will open the exhibition with Archbishop Rowan Williams.

During the viewing the Cardinal and Archbishop will pray together for the victims of the Tsunami in the Chapel of Holy Souls.

Dr Williams will then deliver a sermon in a service afterwards.

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor said he was looking forward to welcoming the Archbishop to the Cathedral.

He said: "I am delighted that the Archbishop of Canterbury is joining me to open this exhibition, which I am sure will contribute to Anglican-Catholic understanding."

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been celebrated continuously since 1894. However, the Week was a dream of many Christian leaders since the early years of the 19th century.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is now celebrated around the world in January. The dates were originally proposed in 1908 by Paul Wattson to cover the days between the feast of St Peter and the feast of St Paul.

The theme and focus biblical texts are prepared by an international Joint Committee of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. National and Regional councils of churches work to adapt and add to these resources as appropriate to their local context.

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