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Newly-enthroned Anglican leader praises Pope

In an interview broadcast by Vatican Radio shortly after his installation as head of the worldwide Anglican communion, the new Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he draws inspiration from the thought of Pope John Paul II.

Archbishop Rowan Williams told the 105 Live radio program that the Holy Father had provided keen insights "on the nature of the human person in the light of Christian theology."

He also said that the Pope had been in effective leader in promoting ecumenical progress and in seeking a peaceful solution to the crisis in Iraq.

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He Covers All the Angles (transcript of Vatican Radio interview with Archbishop Rowan Williams) } audio (requires Real Player)
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Archbishop of Canterbury: BBC coverage

28 Feb 2003