Catholic group invited to live at Lambeth Palace

Archbishop Welby

A group founded by Catholics has been invited to establish a community of prayer at Lambeth Palace in London, reports The Catholic Herald.

Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury has invited four members of interfaith group Chemin Neuf (New Path) to live at the palace from January.

The group will include an Anglican married couple, a Lutheran studying to be a pastor, and a Catholic. They will replace a community of Anglican nuns who, for the past 24 years, have lived at the palace.

A statement issued by Lambeth Palace said the community will share in the daily round of prayer that underpins the ministry of Archbishop Welby and will 'further the ecumenical and international dimensions of his work.'

The Chemin Neuf group will pray three times a day in the crypt of the palace to hold the ministry of Archbishop Welby in nearly constant prayer.

In the press statement, the Archbishop said: 'The Church is constantly called to realise its God-given unity. The Holy Spirit blows through our lives and our structures and impels us into new ways of learning to love each other as Christ loves us.'

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