Anglican Communion News Service reports: Roman vespers unite Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury in prayer.
Anglicans and Roman Catholics share a somewhat turbulent history, but differences were brushed aside March 10 when Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict XVI prayed together during an ecumenical vespers service at San Gregorio Magna al Celio in Rome.
The service marked the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Italy’s Camaldoli monastic community, which includes a presence at San Gregorio, a site of major significance to the origins of the Church of England.
Both Christian leaders, who held a private meeting earlier in the day to discuss human rights issues and concerns for the Holy Land, delivered a homily during the vespers and lit candles together in the chapel of St. Gregory…
Lambeth Palace has these texts:
Monks and Mission: a perspective from England address at the Abbey of Monte Cassino
Episcopal News Service has Video: Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at Rome’s Episcopal church
Vatican Radio has these:
And there is a transcript of the Vatican Radio interview here.