British Methodist leader to meet pope


LONDON (UMNS) - The president of the Methodist Conference, the Rev. Alison Tomlin, will join other church leaders in greeting Pope Benedict XVI during his four-day state visit to the United Kingdom. Tomlin will be presented to the pope Sept. 17 at Westminster Abbey during a celebration of evening prayer with the Archbishop of Canterbury. "The Catholic Church has been more ecumenically engaged in this country than in other countries," Tomlin said. "It would be good if we could build on that."