Monday, February 04, 2013

Bishop Justin Welby confirmed as Archbishop of Canterbury

The Rt Revd Justin Welby announced as new Archbishop of Canterbury (Click to enlarge)
Monday, February 4, 2013

The Bishop of Durham has officially become the Archbishop of Canterbury at a ceremony today.

The Confirmation of Election took place in St Paul's Cathedral and forms part of the legal process bringing the Right Reverend Justin Welby's appointment as Archbishop into effect.

The ceremony was overseen by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. the rest image

Justin Welby: Ex-oil executive facing Church of England's 'impossible job'
...For the new archbishop will inherit a Church whose numbers have declined dramatically in recent decades, and which is struggling to promote a Christian message to an increasingly sceptical and secular society.

It will be seen as his job to unite a Church deeply riven by disputes about women bishops, and, more dangerously, sexuality.

He will assume the leadership of the divided worldwide Anglican Communion - but one which is disputed by many in the autonomous Anglican churches that make it up...

Archbishop of York's welcome to Archbishop Justin Welby

Welby becomes Archbishop of Canterbury in ceremony at St Paul's


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