Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Roman Rowan

On the ground in the Eternal City, the archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams kicked off his six-day Roman visit with a lecture earlier tonight, hosted by the Benedictines of Sant'Anselmo.

Shown here before the lecture with Cardinal Walter Kasper, the Vatican's top ecumenist, the Anglican supremo's talk was said to be a "great hit." Clearly not asked to doff his pectoral cross at the ateneo door, Archbishop Williams milled about afterwards, conversing with the natives.

In the morning: the meeting we've all been waiting for.

Reuters/Max Rossi