Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop of Canterbury’

Archbishop of Canterbury interviews Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Justin Welby has become the first Archbishop of Canterbury to interview a pope in a symbol of the warm relationship shared by the two Church leaders. In a significant moment for relations between the Anglican and Catholic Church, the interview was recorded on the Archbishop’s mobile phone during a recent meeting in Rome. The recording Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury leads Vatican spiritual retreat with Pope Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, led a spiritual retreat for South Sudan’s leaders at the Vatican this week. The “unprecedented” spiritual retreat, which finished yesterday, was described by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti as a “propitious occasion for reflection and prayer”. He says it offered “an occasion for encounter and reconciliation, in Read more

Archbishop praises trailblazing women priests Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Trailblazing women priests have been feted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at a special service. Welby led the service in London to commemorate the 25 years since the first woman was ordained to the presbyterate in the Church of England. Over 80 women priests were at the celebrations. Some were among those who Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury ashamed of the Anglican Church Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he has “learned to be ashamed again of the Church”. He made the statement while giving evidence on the second-last day of a clergy sex abuse inquiry. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is looking into the Diocese of Chichester, where dozens of clergy have been accused Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan’s church wedding Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given Prince Harry and Meghan Markle permission to marry in church even though Markle is divorced. The Archbishop must grant a licence for marriages not held in parish churches. Since 2002, following a ruling by the General Synod, divorced people have been allowed to marry in the Church Read more

South Sudan too dangerous for Pope Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

South Sudan will not be on Pope Francis’s visiting list this year. The Vatican confirmed that although it has been looking into the possibility of Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, visiting South Sudan, it has decided it’s too dangerous to visit the country at present. The Church of England has not yet Read more

Golden crown shines in secret Archbishops tomb Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A lost tomb containing the graves of five Archbishops of Canterbury has been uncovered under the floor in St Mary-at-Lambeth Church, London. These days the church is used as the “Garden Museum”. It is located next door to Lambeth Palace, the home of the current Archbishop of Canterbury. After cutting a hole in the medieval Read more

Immensely significant – Anglican and Catholic bishops to work together Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Immensely significant celebrations marking 50 years since an Anglican Centre was founded in Rome to “promote Christian unity in a divided world” will take place in Rome next week. A week-long summit which the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis will attend in Rome will climax with a service in the monastery from which Read more

Auckland Anglican Dean heads to Canterbury, UK Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The Dean of Auckland is to move to England to take up a senior role at the Anglican Church there. Jo Kelly-Moore’s new responsibilities as Archdeacon of Canterbury include Canterbury Cathedral, the spiritual home of the church. She said the appointment is an honour for the Church’s work in New Zealand. Continue reading Related Posts:Roger Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury takes in Syrian refugee family to encourage others Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

A Syrian refugee family is being housed in an empty property in the grounds of Lambeth Palace, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has confirmed. Welby and the British Home Office took the initiative in an attempt to encourage members of the public, community groups, faith groups, charities and businesses to sponsor refugee families resettling in Read more