Archbishop of York to be considered for Canterbury

The Archbishop of York has signalled that he wishes to be considered to succeed Dr Rowan Williams as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Dr John Sentamu has repeatedly refused to confirm whether or not he would be throwing his hat into the ring to lead the Church of England when Dr Williams steps down later this year.

But last night it emerged that he had stepped down from the body responsible for the appointment – meaning that he can formally be considered.

It follows mounting speculation that the 62-year old archbishop would not stand as a candidate due to his age and recent bouts of poor health. Continue reading

 

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