- Jan 18, 2020
The archbishop of Canterbury has said an unusual electoral intervention by Britain’s chief rabbi should alert the country to the unease felt by many Jews.
Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, said they would travel together to South Sudan if the country’s leaders fulfill their promise to form a transitional government by late February.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said all religions and their leaders must own up to extremist activities within their faith and examine which of their traditional teachings enable extremists to commit evil.
The Archbishop of Canterbury emphasized the need for Christian unity on Thursday as he paid tribute to the victims of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks at a Roman Catholic church in Sri Lanka.
After Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby asked former Archbishop Lord George Carey to step down from an honorary role due to his mishandling of a case of child sex abuse, experts reflect on the root causes of the phenomenon of sexual abuse and how church institutions are changing their attitudes on the matter.
In an interview with Italy’s La Stampa, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia reaffirmed the Vatican’s unwavering opposition to abortion. He said Nigel Biggar, a new member of Pontifical Academy for Life, had been personally recommended by the archbishop of Canterbury, had never written about the issue of when life begins and wouldn’t engage in abortion debates as a member.