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Patriarch Kirill blesses the congregation during the consecration of the Cathedral of the Dormition (AP)

The patriarch met the Queen and Archbishop of Canterbury during his time in London

Pope Francis, left, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, arrive for vespers in the church of San Gregorio al Celio, in Rome (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Female ordination and sexuality are surface issues. The root of the problem lies in different views on Scripture and tradition

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury at the service in Rome (AP)

The Pope and Archbishop Justin Welby signed the declaration at a Vespers service in Rome

Pope Francis greets the Archbishop of Canterbury at the service (AP)

The Catholic and Anglican leaders signed a joint-declaration during a vespers service in the church of St Gregory in Rome

Pope Francis greets the Archbishop of Canterbury in Assisi (AP)

Archbishop Justin Welby was speaking during a discussion on ecumenism in Assisi

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis (AP)

The archbishop was asked by a child who would win if Pope Francis went head to head with him

Faith leaders have expressed their concern about the reported rise in racial hatred (© Mazur/

Cardinal Nichols joins the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and an imam in urging Britain to unite against prejudice

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (AP)

At the heart of Orthodox division is a disputed understanding of the role of the Patriarch of Constantinople

The invitation to 'a quick live conversation about prayer, unity and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ'

With their live Facebook Q&A, the cardinal and the archbishop are continuing the saint’s mission

Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols

The two leaders have previously spoken of their ‘implicit trust in each other’