[Anglican Communion News Service] The historic first public meeting between a pope and an archbishop of Canterbury since the Reformation took place 50 years ago in Rome. It was a milestone in ecumenical relations when Archbishop Michael Ramsey paid an official visit to Pope Paul VI in 1966. The visit sent shockwaves around the world when Pope Paul presented Archbishop Ramsey with his episcopal ring.
That meeting will be celebrated by the current pope and archbishop when they meet next week in Rome. It will be the third meeting between Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby.