Anglican head backs Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace effort

May 10, 2017 by

from Mailonline: The leader of the world’s Anglicans on Wednesday backed US President Donald Trump’s bid for fresh peace talks between Israel and Palestinians, saying “determined leadership” could tip the balance towards a resolution. Speaking near the end of a 12-day trip...

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Justin Welby: ‘moment of opportunity’ near in Middle East conflict

May 10, 2017 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said a “moment of opportunity” could be within reach in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after he met political leaders from both sides during a trip to the Holy Land. Justin Welby held separate talks with the Israeli prime minister,...

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Archbishops’ Election Letter 

May 8, 2017 by

General election 2017: Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life, from Archbishop of Canterbury’s website In a pastoral letter to the parishes and chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw...

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Don’t ‘exploit’ the faith of political opponents, say Archbishops

May 6, 2017 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: The Church of England has called on parliamentary candidates not to “exploit the faith” of their opponents during the General Election. In a joint letter the Archbishops of Canterbury and York told Church of England members that “the religious faith...

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Buried Archbishops “found by accident”? The CofE’s forgetfulness is galling

Apr 17, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “It beggars belief that no-one thought what a terrible, terrible image of decline it is to deconsecrate the ABC’s home church,” tweeted the Rev’d Marcus Walker, slightly irritated by the ‘accidental discovery‘ of five buried Archbishops of Canterbury in a crypt at St...

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Builders accidentally discover the hidden tombs of five former archbishops of Canterbury while carrying out a museum refurbishment

Apr 16, 2017 by

by Rory Tingle, Mailonline: Builders have accidentally stumbled across the tombs of five archbishops of Canterbury dating back to the 1600s during a museum refurbishment. A total of 30 lead coffins were found as workers tried to even out the floor in the chancel of St Mary-at-Lambeth to create an...

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