Pope to Meet Anglican Leader, Says Newspaper

LONDON, SEPT. 7, 2003 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II is to meet the leader of the Church of England just weeks before a crisis meeting within the Anglican Communion, the Catholic Herald newspaper reported.

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The encounter between the Pope and Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury would be their first.

The newspaper said: “But the event on Oct. 4 will be overshadowed by the impending summit of world Anglican primates in the wake of the election by the American Episcopalian Church of Canon Gene Robinson, a divorced homosexual man, as Anglican bishop of New Hampshire.”

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