Welcome to a special edition of the Church Times podcast, recorded on Friday 6 October in Armenia. In this episode, Francis Martin, a reporter for the Church Times, interviews the Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of his trip to Rome and the South Caucasus.
At the end of September, Archbishop Welby departed London for Rome. By the time he returned to the UK eight days later, he had visited three further countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia.
As part of the trip, Archbishop Welby met Pope Francis at the Vatican, as well as refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh now living in temporary accommodation provided by the Armenian church ; he spoke with political leaders and church leaders, young Georgians who have created a new Anglican congregation in Tbilisi; Muslim and Jewish leaders in Georgia and Azerbaijan; and many others; in what he dubbed a “pilgrimage of listening”.
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