Posts Tagged ‘Justin Welby’

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 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

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

Donald Trump explains who Jesus is for him Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said who Jesus is for him, after being asked the same question put to Peter in Matthew’s Gospel. The question “Who do you say I am?”, in reference to Jesus, was put to Mr Trump by evangelical commentator Cal Thomas in the US. The exchange was published in transcript Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury would go to his offspring’s gay wedding Comments 0

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he would attend the gay wedding of one of his own children, despite his church opposing same-sex marriage. Archbishop Justin Welby said in an interview that if one of his five children asked for his blessing for a gay marriage, he would pray with them and attend the ceremony. Read more

Catholic-Anglican ecumenism pioneer was a paedophile Comments 0

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A Church of England bishop given the Anglican equivalent of a saint’s feast day was a paedophile, the church has acknowledged. Bishop George Bell of Chichester, who died in 1958, sexually assaulted a child in the 1940s and 1950s. The Church of England has issued a formal apology to the victim, who wishes to remain Read more

Refugees to be housed in Lambeth Palace grounds Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury has offered to host one or two refugee families in a cottage in the grounds of his Lambeth Palace residence. A spokesman for Archbishop Justin Welby noted that Jesus was a refugee. The spokesman said a four-bedroom cottage at Lambeth Palace in London could house a “family or two”, adding that Read more

World Anglican summit to try to prevent permanent split Comments 0

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A summit of Anglican primates will take place in Canterbury, England, in January to try to prevent a permanent split over homosexuality. The invitation to the primates from the Archbishop of Canterbury will bring together a number of church heads who have not spoken directly to each other for more than a decade. As one Read more