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Whitby Abbey, the site of St Hilda’s Monastery, where the synod of Whitby was held in AD 664

Whitby hosted a historic 7th-century synod where clerics chose to follow the Roman tradition for Easter

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (PA)

The Catholic Church needs to abandon the idea that the Anglican Communion is some sort of unitary body

Pope Francis will visit the Great Synagogue of Rome on January 17 (AP)

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Pope Francis meet in June 2013 (AP)

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Pope Francis and the Most Rev Justin Welby (Photo: PA)

Pope Francis says Catholics and Anglicans must work together to defend marriage

Pope Benedict XVI and Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, sign a joint declaration in 2006 (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

The forthcoming discussions will be an expensive freebie that achieves nothing

Archbishop Bernard Longley will chair a meeting of 18 bishops and scholars in May (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop of Birmingham to chair third phase of ARCIC, which begins in May

A worker seals boxes of documents after a Mass in 2007 marking the conclusion of the initial phase of the Cause of Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

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Parishes in America that have requested to join an ordinariate, according to Google Maps

Canadian Anglicans request ordinariate

Anglo-Catholic parish becomes first mainstream Anglican group in Canada to ask to join an ordinariate

From left: Fr Marcus Stock, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/

Read the full text of the bishops’ statement on Anglicanorum coetibus