Anglican Bishop gives Norfolk honey to Pope

Pope Francis has been presented with a jar of honey and a bee facemask from Norfolk by the Anglican Bishop of Norwich, who met him at the Vatican in Rome during a private audience.

Bishop Graham Usher joined the Archbishop of Canterbury at a private audience with the Pope at the Vatican in Rome.

In the traditional exchange of gifts, Archbishop Justin Welby presented the Pope with a certificate of a charitable donation made to Bees Abroad.

And Bishop Graham gave Pope Francis a jar of his own honey from his Norwich garden and a bee-design facemask.

The facemask was made by St Agnes Church, Cawston Churchwarden Lyn Fairchild.

Bishop Graham said: “It was a privilege to join the Archbishop in an audience with the Pope and I was pleased to offer one of Lyn’s wonderful facemasks as an example of Christian service during the pandemic.”

Bishop Graham and Archbishop Justin were in Rome to attend the Faith and Science: Towards COP26 gathering of faith leaders representing the world’s major religions and scientists at the Vatican to call on the international community to raise their ambition and step up their climate action ahead of COP26.

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