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Pope to travel to Assisi for annual peace prayer

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The world’s top Christian leaders — Pope Francis, the archbishop of Canterbury and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians — will come together later this month to pray for peace alongside Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist representatives.

Church of England Veers Toward Schism Over Same-Sex Marriage

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Parishes hint at separating from the church over comments from the Archbishop of Canterbury expressing more liberal views toward same-sex couples.

Practice What You Preach: Refugee Family Moves Into UK Archbishop's Home

UK's Home Secretary and the Archbishop of Canterbury have launched a new scheme to encourage community groups to sponsor a refugee family.

Nice Terror: 'Darkness Covers Earth' Like in Genesis, but Light Must Defeat Hatred, Says Samuel Rodriguez

Christian leaders around the world have been condemning the terror attack in Nice, where at least 84 were killed and scores more injured, with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby bemoaning that "human evil kills the innocent cruelly," and Patriarch Kirill wondering what is happening to the human race.

Archbishop Of Canterbury To Open Home To Syrian Refugee Family

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The Church of England’s spiritual leader will house a family of Syrian refugees in a cottage at his official London residence, Lambeth Palace, from next month, a local councillor said on Wednesday. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby,...Show More Summary

Syrian Family Set To Move In To Archbishop's London Residence

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The archbishop of Canterbury has agreed to host a family of Syrian refugees in a four-bedroom cottage at his official London residence in Lambeth Palace next month, the borough council's deputy leader Paul McGlone said Wednesday. The Most Rev Justin Welby promised to take in refugees last September, offering shelter to those fleeing war-torn Syria. Show More Summary

The Week In Brexit Episode 2: All the Biggest Battles

ROUND ONE: Nigel Farage v Archbishop of Canterbury England's most senior cleric Justin Welby said Tuesday that Nigel Farage was "legitimizing racism" for claiming that a "Remain" vote could lead to migrant sex attacks. But Farage said...Show More Summary

Give fear a chance, says Anglicanism’s top cleric

4 months agoReligion : Erasmus

ACCORDING to Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and head of the global Anglican Communion, there are times when "fear is a valid emotion." He is quoted as using that rather unexpected turn of phrase twice, in two different contexts, in the course of an interview with The House, a publication which follows parliamentary affairs...

Bone fragment of murdered archbishop of Canterbury begins English pilgrimage

4 months agoReligion : FaithWorld

A fragment of bone belonging to the murdered archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, has returned to England from Hungary for the first time in 800 years.

Why St Thomas Becket’s elbow still matters in the 21st century

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A small piece of bone thought to belong to St Thomas Becket is, after centuries of exile in Hungary, returning to Canterbury Cathedral where the archbishop was murdered in 1170. Encased in a dazzling modern reliquary, the bone will be displayed in several Catholic and Protestant churches on its way...

Archbishop Justin Welby Tells Christians Not to Speak About Their Faith Unless Asked

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is advising Christians not to talk about their faith unless they're asked to do so.

Archbishop of Canterbury warns racism is ‘deeply embedded’ in society

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Archbishop Warns Racism Is ‘Deeply Embedded’ In Society England’s most senior Christian cleric has warned that racism is “deeply embedded in so much of our culture” as he urged politicians to take care with populist rhetoric. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said that Britain...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Warns Racism Is 'Deeply Embedded' In Society

England’s most senior Christian cleric has warned that racism is “deeply embedded in so much of our culture” as he urged politicians to take care with populist rhetoric. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said that Britain had...Show More Summary

Rowan Williams Blesses Campaign for Cambridge to Divest from Fossil Fuels

5 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams came out in support of Cambridge Zero Carbon Society’s student campaign this week, calling on the university to divest from fossil fuels. Divestment amounts to the withdrawal of £5.8bn endowment in fossil fuels, and a commitment to sever links with fossil fuel companies like Shell and BP. Show More Summary

Expecto Paternus

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the illegitimate son of Winston Churchill's private secretary.

1012: St. Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury

5 months agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

April 19 was the death date in 1012, and the feast date in perpetuity, of Archbishop of Canterbury and Christian saint Aelfheah (also known as Alfege or Alphege). When harrying Danish invaders under Thorkell the Tall put Canterbury cathedral to the sack in 1011, they seized this Anglo-Saxon cleric too in expectation of adding a […]

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