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Together with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, I recently led an ecumenical pilgrimage to Rome, accompanied by 20 Anglican and 20 Roman Catholic pilgrims.
One of the highlights was a general audience of the Pope in St Peter’s Square. There were many thousands of people at that audience, as there are every Wednesday morning, but we were very fortunate to be singled out and warmly greeted by the Pope who asked us for our prayers for him. ‘Don’t forget!’ he added.
At the heart of such audiences is a simple Bible study, given by the Pope in Italian and translated into a number of languages.