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(Vatican Radio) Hidden behind an ancient church on one of the seven hills of Rome, a new secret garden has been brought to life by members of the different English speaking churches in the Eternal City.

On Wednesday October 5th, Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will pray together at Vespers in the church of St Gregory on the Caelian hill to celebrate the significant progress that has been made in Anglican-Catholic relations over the past half century.

The church and monastery, run by the Benedictine Camaldoli community, have a special place in the history of Christianity in England and it’s here that the new garden has been developed, next door to a home for the elderly run by sisters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

The ecumenical garden project (ecumenicalgarden.blogspot.com) was the brainchild of Rev Dana English, assistant chaplain at All Saints Anglican church in Rome…

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