Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Justin Welby’

Anglican hospital hit in Gaza, Archbishop of Canterbury mourns ‘appalling’ loss

Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Anglican hospital

A devastating attack on the al-Ahli Anglican Hospital in Gaza resulting in the loss of hundreds of innocent lives has shocked the world. Tuesday’s rocket strike left as many as 500 people dead and a great many others injured. The hospital was a place of refuge for Palestinians following evacuation orders from Israel. The Archbishop Read more

Church of England plans to rent underused churches

Thursday, July 6th, 2023
Church of England plans

The Church of England is considering renting out underused parish churches due to decreased regular worship attendance. The move aims to preserve the potential for these churches to reopen in the future rather than be sold off after merging with larger parishes. This proposal is set for discussion by the General Synod, the Church’s legislative Read more

Good news and media – Navigating the intersection

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

I wanted to start by acknowledging that what the Church calls Good News and what journalists call good news are entirely different things. The Christian Gospel, which is a word meaning, ‘good news’ – is that the Creator of all things, God, so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that all Read more

Anointed to serve

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

We are here to crown a King, and we crown a King to serve. What is given today is for the gain of all. For Jesus Christ announced a Kingdom in which the poor and oppressed are freed from the chains of injustice. The blind see. The bruised and broken-hearted are healed. That Kingdom sets Read more

Catholic bishops to attend coronation of Charles III

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Catholic bishops to attend coronation

On a historic occasion, Catholic bishops will attend the coronation of a British monarch for the first time since the Reformation when Charles III is crowned King on May 6th. In another first since the Reformation, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, will bless the new monarch at the end of the ceremony. Read more

Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury and Church of Scotland promote legality of homosexuality

Thursday, February 9th, 2023
Pope Francis LGBTQ rights

Pope Francis has again expressed his stance against the criminalisation of homosexuality and confirmed his support for LGBTQ rights. During his flight from South Sudan to Rome, he stated, “God loves people with homosexual tendencies. To condemn them is a sin. Criminalising them is an injustice.” Pope Francis’ comments came in response to laws criminalising Read more

Bishops are oppressors if they fail to act on migrants

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
Anglican bishops oppressors

The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged Anglican bishops to speak out against ‘unethical treatment’ of migrants and climate change, and failing to act would make them “one of the oppressors”. Justin Welby encouraged Church of England leaders to “take risks”. “To be silent on the unethical treatment of migrants or on war or oppression, on Read more

Justin Welby: 2022 Lambeth address on the call on Human Dignity

Monday, August 8th, 2022
Human Dignity

This is one of the most important sessions of this Conference. In it, we come to a question – of what we believe about human dignity, including sexuality – that is deeply dividing, not only for Anglicans but for every part of God’s global church. This conference is one of the few places where we Read more

Prince Andrew trying to ‘make amends’

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
Prince andrew

Highlighting the importance of forgiveness, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says Prince Andrew is trying to “make amends”. His comments refer to Andrew’s fall from grace following accusations of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre two decades ago when she was 17. Although he did not admit wrongdoing, the Queen’s son paid an undisclosed sum earlier Read more

Anglicans and Presbyterians ‘valued traveling companions’

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Members of the Anglican and Presbyterian Churches are among the Catholic Church’s “valued traveling companions”, says Pope Francis. Speaking to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) last Friday, Francis said he hoped that Anglicans would contribute to the two-year initiative leading to the Synod on Synodality in Rome in 2023. “For this common journey Read more