Anglican leader fumbles a key question

Apr 3, 2021 by

by John Sandeman, Eternity News: You would not expect La Repubblica, a left-of-centre Italian newspaper to break a story about Anglicans, but it has.  A long interview with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and titular head of the Anglican Communion – a worldwide network of churches – at least partly answers some mysteries. One small one: contrary to what the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, told US media there was no secret wedding ceremony a few days before her official wedding...

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Justin Welby: “What I learnt from Covid, the threat of cancel culture and the truth on Harry & Meghan’s wedding”

Mar 31, 2021 by

by Antonello Guerrera ,  Stefanie Bolzen ,  Arnaud De la Grange ,  Rafa de Miguel, la Repubblica: An exclusive interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury on the lessons of the pandemic, the “enormous danger” of vaccine nationalism, the concerns on Northern Ireland, Mohammad’s cartoons and freedom of speech, racism and asylum seekers in the UK, Pope Francis and the vision EU and Britain are missing. LONDON – Archbishop Justin Welby, on April 15 you are publishing a new expanded edition...

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The questions that have arisen over the legality of Harry and Meghan’s two weddings

Mar 9, 2021 by

by Lydia Starbuck, Royal Central: The Duchess of Sussex’s revelation that she married Prince Harry privately three days before the ceremony watched by the world at. St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, has led to questions about which of the services was their legally binding wedding. The ceremony at Windsor on May 19th 2018 was, until now, believed to have been the moment Harry and Meghan were joined in matrimony. However, speaking to Oprah Winfrey, Meghan says she and Harry were wed by the...

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Archbishop of Canterbury condemns Nigerian primate’s anti-gay language

Mar 6, 2021 by

by Ed Thornton, ENS: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has condemned the “unacceptable” language that Archbishop of Nigeria  Henry Ndukuba recently used to describe gay people. In response to a statement on the pastoral care of gay people issued by the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in January, Ndukuba wrote last week: “The deadly ‘virus’ of homosexuality has infiltrated ACNA. This is likened to a Yeast that should be urgently and radically expunged and excised lest it affects the...

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Churchwarden soundly rebukes Archbishops (in Christian love)

Feb 20, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: There is a letter in the Church Times which merits a much wider readership (they have been asked for permission to reproduce it here, but have yet to respond [if they decide it’s a ‘no’, this post will, of course, be removed). It is written by Churchwarden Patrick Kidd (who moonlights as the Times‘ Diary Editor) in response Andrew Brown’s article ‘Can the Archbishops convince The Spectator’s readers?‘, in which seemingly all Spectator readers were categorised as...

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LGBT+ History Month: A message from the Archbishops

Feb 12, 2021 by

from the Archbishop of Canterbury website: Across the United Kingdom, for a number of years, February has been associated with LGBT+ History Month and many throughout our parishes, up and down the country will be marking this. LGBT+ history month is about acknowledging and learning from past hurt, and building a society where LGBT people can and must live their lives free from hate and violence. We welcome this observation of the place and contribution of LGBT people in our society and in our...

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