Published on Sat, 18 May 2019 21:29

'And to you my brothers and sisters, along with my brother Justin Welby, we want to tell you that we walk alongside you in this prayer - Thy Kingdom Come.'

Today the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, shared a special video message on social media from Pope Francis to Christians around the world.

In the message, filmed during a recent visit by the Archbishop to the Vatican, the Pope encouraged Christians taking part in Thy Kingdom Come – the prayer movement launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016.

Archbishop Justin and Pope Francis have had a close bond ever since the two leaders took office within days of each other in 2013 – though this was their first foray into social media collaboration.

The spontaneous message was recorded on the Archbishop’s phone by the Pope’s translator.

This was after an animated conversation between the two leaders in which the Archbishop told Pope Francis about the growing numbers of Christians around the world taking part in Thy Kingdom Come.

Watch the full video to hear what His Holiness, Pope Francis had to say.

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