Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Asia and Oceania next month

The spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans is to visit Asia and Oceania in August as a part of commitment to meet leaders from his communion.

Archbishop Justin Welby will preach at a service at St Pauls’ Cathedral in Melbourne on August 13 before departing for New Zealand.

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit will coincide with the inauguration of the new leader of the Anglican Church in Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne.

Archbishop Welby will also visit Anglican provinces in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, New Zealand and Polynesia from August 5 to 16.

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