Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Pope Francis in June

The Archbishop of Canterbury is to meet Pope Francis for the second time in Rome next month.

The Most Rev Justin Welby is set to visit the Pope between June 14 and June 16 at Lambeth Palace and the trip will focus on an anti-slavery and human trafficking project launched earlier this year.

Pope Francis met Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, on June 14 last year. Credit: PA

Archbishop Welby will also visit the Anglican Centre to hear about poverty projects and meet members of the ecumenical Catholic order Chemin Neuf.

The two church leaders were installed within days of each other in March last year but met for the first time in Rome last June.