On the 1st of February 2024, Pope Francis welcomed Archbishop Ian to his private library for a time of conversation and brotherly fellowship. 
On this occasion, the Pope expressed his appreciation as regards the visit of the IARCCUM Bishops in Rome and his joy of having the Archbishop of Canterbury by his side at the commissioning of the bishops during the Vespers held at St Paul's Basilica outside the Walls on the 25th of January 2024.