New Archbishop of Wales to be chosen - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective

New Archbishop of Wales to be chosen - news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective

By staff writers
28 Apr 2003

New Archbishop of Wales to be chosen

-28/3/03

A new Archbishop is about to be chosen by the Church in Wales.

Dr Barry Morgan - the man currently in charge of the Llandaff diocese in Cardiff - is the favourite to follow Dr Rowan Williams who held the post before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury.

At 56-year-old, is seen as less controversial than Dr Williams but he has had his own share of troubles, both during his time at the diocese in Cardiff and in his previous job as Bishop of Bangor reports the BBC.

Last month he was forced to apologise on behalf of the church when Canon Lawrence Davies was jailed for sexually abusing two boys who later became priests themselves.

While he was in charge at Bangor, he had to sack Clifford Williams, a priest who had admitted to an adulterous affair with a parishioner.

Supporters say Welsh-speaking Dr Morgan also shows great understanding of human frailty.

All six diocesan bishops will take part in the vote, which takes place at Llandrindod Wells, mid Wales.

New Archbishop of Wales to be chosen

-28/3/03

A new Archbishop is about to be chosen by the Church in Wales.

Dr Barry Morgan - the man currently in charge of the Llandaff diocese in Cardiff - is the favourite to follow Dr Rowan Williams who held the post before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury.

At 56-year-old, is seen as less controversial than Dr Williams but he has had his own share of troubles, both during his time at the diocese in Cardiff and in his previous job as Bishop of Bangor reports the BBC.

Last month he was forced to apologise on behalf of the church when Canon Lawrence Davies was jailed for sexually abusing two boys who later became priests themselves.

While he was in charge at Bangor, he had to sack Clifford Williams, a priest who had admitted to an adulterous affair with a parishioner.

Supporters say Welsh-speaking Dr Morgan also shows great understanding of human frailty.

All six diocesan bishops will take part in the vote, which takes place at Llandrindod Wells, mid Wales.

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