Archbishop of Canterbury: my doubts about existence of God

Sep 17, 2014 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has disclosed that he questions whether God exists. Britain’s most senior churchman, who is effectively the leader of almost 80 million Anglicans worldwide, admitted that there are moments when he asks himself “Is there a God?” and “Where is God? He also said that Christians cannot explain why suffering exists in the world but that the answer was faith. His remarks came in an interview conducted as part of a...

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Reinterment of King Richard III services announced

Sep 7, 2014 by

From ITV News: The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Canterbury will both be taking part in services in Leicester Cathedral to mark the reinterment of King Richard III, it has been announced. This means the most senior clergy of both the Church of England and the Catholic Church in the country will be present as the former monarch is laid to rest during a week of events from 22nd – 28th March next year. Since the discovery of the body of Richard III in 2012, the...

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This evil must stop: Archbishop of Canterbury on Iraq

Sep 3, 2014 by

By Carey Lodge, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury today met with leaders and representatives from Middle Eastern churches in the UK, and joined them in condemning the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Describing the discussion with his contemporaries as “the most powerfully moving experience,” Archbishop Justin Welby began by offering his condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff – the journalist who was murdered by Islamic State militants in a video released yesterday....

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Archbishop of Canterbury ‘s first Australian interview

Aug 15, 2014 by

The Archbishop of Canterbury is on a flying visit to Australia to consecrate the Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Frier, as primate of Australia. When Justin Welby was named leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, less than two years ago, the novelty that was attached to him was his background. He was a former oil executive. He was certainly a strong evangelical Christian, but he wanted to be out in the world, engaging with big issues such as moral and immoral capitalism, and...

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Welby backs future war crimes prosecutions over Iraq atrocities

Aug 15, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has signalled his support for future war crimes prosecutions over atrocities taking place in Iraq. He called on governments to ensure that evidence for human rights abuses is properly gathered, while still helping the victims. He said the slaughter in northern Iraq where Christians and other minorities are feared to be suffering genocide at the hands of Islamic State militants was “off the scale of human...

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Anglicans walk same line on gay marriage

Aug 14, 2014 by

From News.com.au: THE Anglican Church will continue to walk the line between scripture and community attitudes on same sex marriage, the new head of the Australian church says. THE new Anglican primate, the head of the church in Australia, says the church is not advocating for changes to the marriage act. “The church in Australia has walked between the views that it’s received, which come from scripture, come from the traditions of the church, and the consideration that there is no...

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