Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Justin Welby’

Women bishops and LGBT rights threaten Anglican Communion

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Anglican Communion might not hold together according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Archbishop Welby told the Times of London that the issue of the ordination of women and full rights for LGBT people are significant areas of disagreement. Acknowledging the strength of the individual churches he said the differences among them remain “profound”. “I Read more

Divisions might see 2018 Anglican Lambeth Conference cancelled

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The 2018 Lambeth Conference of the world’s Anglican bishops is in doubt, with speculation it won’t be convened for years. Based on comments by the presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Irish Times reported the conference had been cancelled. Bishop Schori said the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was Read more

Cardinal Nichols to have role in Richard III’s burial ceremony

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster will join the Archbishop of Canterbury and representatives of other faiths to bury King Richard III next year. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said it is fitting that King Richard’s “remains should be reinterred with dignity and accompanied by the prayers of the Church in Leicester Cathedral, the mediaeval parish Read more

Anglican head to live with young people in monastic community

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury is starting a new community of young people who will live with him in a monastic lifestyle at Lambeth Palace. The Tablet reported that the 16 young people, who are yet to be selected, with study, live and pray at the London palace from September, 2015. To be known as the Read more

Anglican head tells NZ service that Church must beat its fears

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

In a sermon given in Auckland, the spiritual head of the Anglican communion has challenged the Church to overcome its fears. Preaching at a packed Holy Sepulchre Church in Newton, Archbishop Justin Welby said the Church has “so often lived in fear and often does so now”. “Fear causes our quarrels, whether it is sexuality Read more

Anglican primate honours seven Solomon Islands peace martyrs

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Justin Welby, has prayed before a monument to seven Anglican martyrs in the Solomon Islands. The Archbishop of Canterbury, who was making brief visits to Asia and Oceania Anglican primates, was in the Solomons before departing for Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia. On August 11, Archbishop Welby Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Asia and Oceania next month

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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 Read more

UK assisted dying bill moves on after emotional Lords debate

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Britain’s House of Lords has allowed a second reading to a bill that would legalise assisted suicide, which is currently a crime. The assisted dying bill, proposed by the former Lord Chancellor, Charles Falconer, would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to mentally competent patients who have less than six months to live. But Read more

Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls for legal assisted dying

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has backed the right of the terminally ill to be able to legally end their lives. Writing in England’s Observer newspaper, Archbishop Tutu said laws preventing this are an affront to those affected and their families. Calling for a “mind shift” in the right to die debate, he said Read more

Prayer, peace, and poverty

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

One is an Argentine son of Italian immigrants, the other an Old Etonian whose mother worked for Sir Winston Churchill. Yet despite coming from opposite ends of the earth – both literally and metaphorically – Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury have some uncanny similarities. The two leaders of Christianity’s largest global communions were Read more