Bishop Justin Welby Becomes Archbishop of Canterbury-elect

On the official website: A medieval ceremony has begun the process of the Rt Revd Justin Welby becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury. The College of Canons of Canterbury Cathedral has unanimously elected Bishop Justin Welby as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. The 35-strong College of Canons, made up of senior clergy and lay people from…

Let’s Not Party Too Hard, Says New Archbishop of Canterbury

In the Telegraph: The Rt Rev Justin Welby said “the best parties” celebrate “something solid” rather than simply providing a way of escaping reality. As well as being a time of celebration Christmas should be an opportunity help people in need, Bishop Welby said. He specifically praised volunteers staffing food banks and urged people to…

New Archbishop of Canterbury is ‘A Good Friend’ to Jews

The JC.Com: The Council of Christian and Jews has welcomed the new Archbishop of  Canterbury, Justin Welby, who will succeed Rowan Williams next year, as a “good friend”. The Rt Rev Welby, Bishop of Durham and a former dean of Liverpool Cathedral, who will automatically become a joint president of the CCJ, has been involved…

Pope Welcomes New Archbishop of Canterbury

The pope has reaffirmed his desire for stronger ties between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches in his first message to the next Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Telegraph reports: In a message through Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Vatican’s ecumenical chief, he spoke of the long-standing aim of “fully restored ecclesial communion” between the two…

So What Happened to Archbishop John Sentamu?

Could it have to do with the colour of his skin? When I tweeted this morning a certain un-awed wonder at news reports that a middle-aged white dude, Durham bishop Justin Welby, has apparently been tapped as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, one of my Twitter followers snapped quickly back: “Almost all the candidates were middle-aged…