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Pope to pray with Anglican chief in 500-year first

The Pope and the head of the Church of England will say prayers together for the first time since England's break from Rome gave rise to the Anglican church, the Vatican announced Monday. The historic and hugely symbolic move will come on Wednesday at vespers, or evening prayers, in the ancient church of San Gregorio al Celio in the Italian capital. It will be the first time a pontiff has joined an Archbishop of Canterbury in joint public prayer since the schism in 1534 was triggered by English monarch Henry VIII's clash with Rome.
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