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Pope Francis said the group was 'witness to the growing understanding and appreciation of the bonds of brotherhood and reconciliation' (CNS)

Holy Father marks 50th anniversary of ecumenical group

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis met Archbishop Antje Jackelen of Uppsala, Sweden, at the Vatican

Pope Francis greets Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, last year (Photo: CNS)

Pope tells Anglican-Catholic commission that the ’cause of unity is not optional’

Francis leads Vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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Archbishop Bernard Longley (Photo: Mazur/

Archbishop Longley says Catholic life is ‘missing something’ without it

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Father Anthony Currer says it is significant that change has been implemented by the Church of England

Pope Francis at vespers on Saturday (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says unity will come through ‘walking together’, not as a miracle

Francis waves after the peace doves were released yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis: 'Our witness must concentrate on the centre of our faith.'

Pope Francis calls for focus on essentials of Christianity during audience with Lutherans

The Most Rev Justin Welby (Photo: CNS)

ARCIC may have failed, but on the great moral issues of the day Catholics and Anglicans are on the same side