Category - archbishop of canterbury

  • July 10, 2010

    The Archbishop of York, who is himself extremely adept at employing the media, has attacked reporting and comment on Church of England affairs. But for many it is the Church leadership's own claims to the moral high ground that are in the spotlight.

  • July 9, 2010

    A partnered but celibate gay cleric has been rejected as a candidate for the bishopric of Southwark after a leak from a confidential appointments commission.

  • April 4, 2010

    Churches across Britain and Ireland - and especially Catholic leaders - have used Easter Sunday sermons to address the Catholic Church's handling of its global child abuse scandal.

  • April 3, 2010

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed strong concern about the response of, and to, the Catholic Church in Ireland over sex abuse. But his remarks may also have been exaggerated.

  • February 24, 2010

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has encouraged Christians across the world to support their sisters and brothers in the historic churches of the Middle East, as they face continuing pressures in the region.

  • February 10, 2010

    Rowan Williams has given a clear account of where the church stands on the Equality Bill, says Simon Sarmiento. It rejects the very concept of putting any limiting definition of its exemptions into law. But is it thereby opening a massive legal can of worms?

  • February 9, 2010

    In a speech aimed at calming the warring factions within the C of E and the worldwide Anglican Communion, Rowan Williams apologised to gay people but said that unelected bishops were right to oppose equality legislation.

  • January 15, 2010

    Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has said that Anglican agencies worldwide will give concerted support to urgent relief efforts in Haiti following the huge earthquake there, and has urged people to pray and give in response.

  • January 1, 2010

    In his New Year Message, the Archbishop of Canterbury has urged reconsideration of the importance placed on material wealth, stressing the need to 'turn outwards' and appreciate the treasure of our fellow human beings instead.

  • December 29, 2009

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have condemned police intimidation against members of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe during the past week. Christians, including clergy and bishops, were barred from entering their churches on Christmas Day.