Gift to Charles III on the centenary of the Anglican Church in Wales
The director of the Vatican press office has confirmed that parts of the relics of the True Cross were donated by the Holy See earlier this month to the King of the United Kingdom and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England as an “ecumenical gesture”.
In response to journalists’ questions, the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Matteo Bruni, confirmed today, Thursday, April 20, that “parts of the relic of the True Cross were donated by the Holy See at the beginning of” this month “through the Apostolic Nunciature of His Majesty King Charles III “of the Kingdom United and Governor-General of the Church of England “as an ecumenical gesture on the occasion of the centenary of the Anglican Church in Wales”.
Referring to the gift of two wooden pieces of the cross on which he was crucified according to the Christian tradition. The precious relics were preserved in the Vatican in recent days to St. James’s Royal Church in London. After that, the news was reported by the British media and confirmed in a tweet by the Ambassador of the Holy See, Christopher Trott. Then Monsignor Ervin Lingel, Counselor of the Apostolic Nunciature to Great Britain, re-launched it on his Twitter account.
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