Archbishop of Canterbury decries deceitfulness of populist leaders

Dec 26, 2017 by

from The Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his Christmas Day sermon to reflect on the deceitfulness of populist leaders and a year of terrorist atrocities. The Most Rev Justin Welby told the congregation at Canterbury Cathedral of the contrast between the humility of the Nativity...

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2018 likely to be another tough year for the archbishop of Canterbury

Dec 21, 2017 by

by Catherine Pepinster, RNS: If 2017 was a tough year for Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby keeping the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion together, 2018 promises to be tougher still. There were continuing squabbles over same-sex marriage and headlines about declining...

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Archbishop urged to apologise

Dec 21, 2017 by

from CEN: FORMER Queen’s Chaplain Gavin Ashenden has said that the Archbishop of Canterbury ‘must apologise or resign’, over his comments in 2016 that ‘a very thorough investigation’ was carried out on the case of accusation against George Bell. Ashenden was referring to Archbishop Welby’s...

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‘Unjust’ Justin Welby will be judged for sacking me over sex abuse case, former Archbishop says

Dec 17, 2017 by

by Hayley Dixon and Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: The former Archbishop of Canterbury has hit out at his “unjust” successor Justin Welby over the way he has treated him for his handling of sex abuse claims. Lord George Carey says that the current Archbishop’s decision to ask him to...

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Easy virtue of the grandstanding archbishops

Dec 3, 2017 by

by Jules Gomes, TCW: […] Jesus’s much-loved parable of the Pharisee and the Publican is a classic text on the dynamics of virtue signalling. The Pharisee, like the Archbishop, is seeking moral approbation. On ITV, Welby said he ‘really genuinely’ does not comprehend why fundamentalist...

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The C of E’s same-sex marriage of convenience

Dec 3, 2017 by

by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was in Moscow last week delivering a lecture on the subject of ‘theology, anthropology and Christian hope’. This wouldn’t normally be an occasion for comment, save that in this lecture the Primate of All England and...

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