Pope Francis joins Archbishops of Canterbury and York for Thy Kingdom Come Pentecost service

Pope Francis will take part in an online church service alongside the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of other senior UK church leaders this Sunday.

He will deliver a special message for the virtual service for Pentecost Sunday – the day we Christians celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. The service can be watched on the  YouTube channel from 9am on Sunday 31 May.

The service marks the finale of this year’s Thy Kingdom Come, an annual ecumenical global prayer movement for evangelisation between Ascension Day and Pentecost across 172 countries.

In his message, the Pope calls on all Christians to seek a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in a world “experiencing a tragic famine of hope”.