During this week of prayer for Christian unity, the different denominations present here in Rome are hosting a full program of liturgical and other events that can foster greater understanding of the common values and unique heritages of each tradition.
On Thursday, Rome’s Centro Pro Unione and Lay Centre are holding a lecture by the editor of America magazine, Jesuit Fr. Drew Christiansen, followed by an ecumenical Celebration of the Word presided over by the director of the Anglican Centre, Canon David Richardson.
The preacher at that service is Msgr. Mark Langham, in charge of relations with the Anglican and Methodist Churches at the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. Philippa Hitchen spoke with him about progress in these dialogues and about the theme for this annual week of prayer.