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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 Justin Welby during a private audience at the Vatican in 2013 (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Religious leaders will participate in a three-day event celebrating the first World Day of Prayer

Political allegiance and cultural identity can never be allowed to define Christianity (Photo: PA)

Christianity without nostalgia

In my journey to the Catholic Church, I realised that liberal Christianity and religious cultural conservatism have a common flaw


Hostility from the authorities, and apathy from its own clergy, have put the Ordinariate’s future in danger. But there could be a simple solution

The London cemetery and extension in Longueval, France, where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on July 1  1916 are buried (PA)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army

Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Bishops are to ask Catholics to join an Anglican week of prayer

Newly ordained members of the ordinariate (Photo: Mazur/

In the five years since I became a Catholic I have seen the hand of God’s blessing

Gay rights campaigners outside a press conference at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent following the conclusion of the Anglican Communion Primates meeting (PA)

The slow-motion schism of the Anglican Communion does appear to be a cautionary tale

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, addresses the media during a press conference in Canterbury last week (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The fault lines in Anglicanism revealed at last week’s primates meeting will not simply disappear

Members of the public queuing to enter Canterbury Cathedral (PA)

The crozier of St Pope Gregory the Great will be at Canterbury Cathedral this weekend