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Pope And Archbishop Of Canterbury Will Work To Help The Poor

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Pope And Archbishop Of Canterbury Will Work To Help The Poor


The Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury say they will work together to help the poor, despite the differences that remain between the two churches.Sky News is reporting.

They heads of the Catholic and Anglican churches also pledged to help protect the environment as they held meetings in the Vatican to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of theological discussion between the two faiths.

Differences remain over attitudes to women priests and gay marriage, but a joint statement emphasised their common ground.

“We can, and must, work together to protect and preserve our common home,” it said.

“Living, teaching and acting in ways that favour a speedy end to the environmental destruction that offends the Creator and degrades his creatures.”

Pope Francis and Justin Welby promised to fight “a culture of waste” where the most vulnerable of people in society were marginalised and discarded, and to work together for peace.

They also say they will work to bring education, healthcare, food, clean water and shelter to the poor.


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