Pope to non-Catholics: sorry

Pope Francis has apologised to Christians from non-Catholic churches for behaviour that "has not reflected Gospel values".

January 27 2016Pope Francis has apologised for behaviour towards Christians from non-Roman Catholic churches that “has not reflected Gospel values.” The Pope made his comments during a Vespers service in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome on January 25 attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See, Archbishop Sir David Moxon.

The Anglican Communion News Service reports that the service was held to mark the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and was also attended by Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. At the end of the service the Pope invited Metropolitan Gennadios and Archbishop David to join him in blessing the congregation.