The Pope and Archbishop Justin Welby signed the declaration at a Vespers service in Rome

The Catholic and Anglican leaders signed a joint-declaration during a vespers service in the church of St Gregory in Rome

Pope Francis will make a ‘simple and private pilgrimage’ to Assisi on August 4

Cardinal Vincent Nichols was joined by the Anglican Bishop of London for the historic service on Tuesday

Pope highlights plight of persecuted Christians in homily for Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls