Archbishop of Canterbury recognizes outstanding service to the church

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 35 people from around the world have been recognized with awards for outstanding service to the church in a ceremony at Lambeth Palace. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby presented the awards saying he wanted the lives and actions of those receiving these awards, which exemplified the Church’s beliefs and values, to be visible to the Church and the wider world: “Many of us will know that great prayer of St Ignatius of Loyola: “Teach us, good Lord,  to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will,” he said.

Recipients included religious, political and community leaders, musicians and others, from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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