Here’s Pope Francis talking passionately to charismatic evangelical Protestants – and describing Fr Tony Palmer (a semi-independent bishop within the Anglican Communion) as “my brother bishop”. Is that a rule book I can hear being torn up?
Pope Francis met January 14 with Anthony Palmer; but at the time the Vatican release no details regarding the meeting. Today, though, YouTube shows Pope Francis in a newly-released video which was captured by Palmer via his iPhone.
In the video, which has not been released by the Vatican, Pope Francis says to the Pentecostals at a meeting of Kenneth Copeland Ministries in the United States, “Let’s give each other a spiritual hug.”
Who is this Anthony Palmer and what is the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, of which he is a bishop and ecumenical officer? Anyone know anything about this body?