Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns from church role after historical abuse review

[Anglican Communion News Service] Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for 11 years until 2002, has stepped down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticized in an independent review of the church’s handling of sex abuse. The review, into disgraced former Bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed two […]

Archbishop of Canterbury reacts to independent report on bishop misconduct

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has said an independent report into sexual misconduct by a disgraced Church of England bishop makes for “harrowing reading.” The Archbishop commissioned the report – “An Abuse of Faith” – after Bishop Peter Ball was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office and indecent assaults against teenagers and […]

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 […]

Archbishop of Canterbury praises for ‘bridge-building’ archbishop of Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has concluded his longest pastoral visit to a diocese outside the Church of England by praising the archbishop of Jerusalem’s “bridge-building” work between Israelis and Palestinians. The diocese, in the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Full article.

Archbishop of Canterbury talks of suffering during sermon at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming. Every part of life is dominated by it. That is true […]

Archbishop of Canterbury on first visit to Gaza

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby, accompanied by the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, has visited two hospitals in Gaza City, led worship in the chapel of the city’s Anglican hospital, and met members of Gaza’s Christian community on the third day of his official trip to the Holy Land. […]

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Holocaust museum with chief rabbi after praying at Western Wall

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis have visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, to remember and lament the tragedy of the Holocaust and the implications and effects it has subsequently had on so many lives. Earlier they prayed for peace at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Speaking at […]

Thy Kingdom Come: Episcopal Church joins Worldwide Anglican Communion campaign calling for prayer

#Pledge2Pray effort begins on May 5

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church has joined the worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension […]

Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on meeting Iraqi Christians in Jordan

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin and Caroline Welby visited St Paul’s Anglican Church in Amman, Jordan, with Archbishop Suheil Dawani, the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem on the first day of his visit to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. “The intense suffering of Iraqi Christians does not end when they leave Iraq. As I listened, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks in House of Lords about London attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] Speaking in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords, about the attack in Westminster on Wednesday, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to victims and first responders, speaking of the “deep values” in British society. An attacker drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed […]