Justin Welby apologises for ‘whingeing Remainers’ comments

Sep 3, 2019 by

by Heather Preston, Premier: The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised for comments he made to Remainers about the Brexit referendum. It comes after the Archbishop told those who voted to stay in the EU to “stop whingeing” and accept the verdict of the Brexit vote at a Christian festival last week. Welby shared on social media his regret over hurting people’s feelings with his “careless” and “insensitive” remarks saying: “I am aware of the...

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Church of India files legal challenge against Archbishop Justin Welby

Sep 3, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: The Church of India has served the Archbishop of Canterbury with a legal notice accusing him of “misquoting facts and making fictitious statements.” It further asks Archbishop Justin Welby to “refrain from making any illegal comments” or promoting “felonious causes during his present visit” to six cities “in India and thereafter.” The notice issued on behalf of the Most Reverend John Augustine, Bishop of Lucknow and Metropolitan of the Church of India (CIPBC) on...

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Citizen Archbishop and the Cosmetics of Reconciliation

Aug 30, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden: The Archbishop of Canterbury has been asked to play a highly significant political role as the would be chair of something that is to be called the Citizen’s Forum. Opinion is divided on how wise it might be to accept the invitation. What might the issues consist of? St AUGUSTINE, PELAGIUS AND THE LIMITS OF HUMAN CAPACITY We have just celebrated the feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo. One of the most important things about his life was the struggle with the aberrant theology...

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Brexit Citizens’ Assembly – Welby plays a blinder (all shall be well)

Aug 28, 2019 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: When the Times revealed on Monday that the Archbishop of Canterbury was “in talks” to chair a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ in order to avert a ‘no deal’ Brexit (that is, a clean, global Brexit on WTO terms), the tremors in Downing Street were felt in Blackpool. They tried to blame fracking, but those who had ears knew very well it was Boris Johnson stomping around No.10 in a fit of blind rage. “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” he screamed at his CofE linkman SpAd...

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Justin Welby to head new citizens’ assembly over Brexit

Aug 26, 2019 by

By Tola Mbakwe, Premier: It’s been reported that plans are in the works for the Archbishop of Canterbury to chair a citizens’ assembly in efforts to stop a no-deal Brexit. According to The Times, Most Rev Justin Welby is in talks with a cross-party group of senior MPs about the series of meetings, which would start next month in Coventry Cathedral. The assembly, which will be comprised of 100 people, will put together proposals to parliament with suggestions on how on the UK can leave...

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Church of South India Lay Anglican leaders Urge Kerala Chief Minister Not to Receive Welby

Aug 24, 2019 by

by David W Virtue, Virtueonline: Lay Anglican leaders from the Church of South India (CSI) have petitioned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of the state of Kerala not to receive the leader of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Justin Welby as a state guest when he comes to India in September, arguing that Church’s invitation will gloss over the deep corruption within the CSI. An article in The New India Express ran with the headline, “Don’t receive Canterbury Archbishop as...

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