The Archbishop of Canterbury has discussed his high hopes for the Primates’ Meeting in a brief video interview with Anglican Communion News Service.

The archbishop has invited primates and moderators from around the Anglican Communion to meet at Canterbury on Oct. 2-6.

“I am greatly looking forward to the Primates’ Meeting,” the archbishop told ACNS. “It’s an extraordinary feeling to have the leaders of all the provinces gathering together to pray, to encourage one another, to weep with one another, to celebrate with one another.”

The final agenda will be agreed by the primates themselves at the beginning of the meeting. But it is expected to include sessions on sexuality and differences across provinces; mission and evangelism; reconciliation and peace-building; climate change and the environment; and migration and human trafficking.

Sixteen new primates have taken office since the last meeting. Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo will represent the newly created Province of Sudan.

Adapted from ACNS