Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop of Canterbury’

Anglican Church in trouble over gay priest’s suicide

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Both the Catholic Church and the Church of England have admitted a gay priest’s suicide followed systemic failures in the way they handled false sexual abuse allegations. Father Alan Griffin, 78, died last in November. He had been under investigation although the allegations were never explained to him. The claims were “supported by no complainant, no Read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges debt to Catholics

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges Catholics

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has acknowledged a debt to Catholics in a statement published in the Catholic Herald on Feb. 22. Dr. Williams grew up in Wales during the 1950s where “you still couldn’t quite avoid the sense that Catholics were exotic and a bit frightening.” He attended an Anglican parish church in Read more

Jesus would not have got a UK visa says Archbishop of Canterbury

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says Jesus would not have got a UK visa under the points-based system being proposed by the government. “Our founder Jesus Christ was of course not white, middle class and British – he certainly wouldn’t have got a visa – unless we’re particularly short of carpenters,” Welby told the CBI Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for mandatory reporting of sexual abuse

Monday, July 15th, 2019

The archbishop of Canterbury has thrown his weight behind calls for the government to make the reporting of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults mandatory. Justin Welby told the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA): “I am convinced that we need to move to mandatory reporting for regulated activities.” Regulated activities cover areas Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury interviews Pope Francis

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

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

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

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

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

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