ADDRESS OF JOHN PAUL II
Monday, 25 October 2004
Dear Friends from the Anglican diocese of Rochester,
I am pleased to greet you as you undertake a pilgrimage from Rome to England in celebration of the fourteen-hundredth anniversary of the ordination of Saint Justus, first bishop of Rochester. You are following in the footsteps of Saint Augustine of Canterbury and Saint Justus, who were sent by my great predecessor Saint Gregory to preach the Gospel in your country. May your journey be an occasion of spiritual enrichment and an encouragement to persevere on the path towards full communion. I accompany you with my prayers and my blessing.