Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has underscored the value of continuing ecumenical dialogue at a “passionate theological level” while at the same time having “a closer relationship of action” that addresses the needs of the world in such areas as poverty and social justice.
When Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met with the primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, he was “very interested” in the work of the Anglican Church of Canada’s commission on the marriage canon because of the reality that the Church of England will have to wrestle with the issue of same-sex marriage following its legislation in the U.K.
After a 12-hour day of back-to-back engagements, a jet-lagged Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, sat down for a 15-minute interview with the Anglican Journal late Tuesday evening, April 8.
The national office of the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto was
abuzz with excitement as staff welcomed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin
Welby and his wife, Caroline, for a brief stop in a tightly scheduled
visit to Canada from April 7 to 9.
Chris Morrison, who former priest George Ferris was convicted of
sexually abusing in the 1980s, is suing both Ferris and the diocese of
Huron for $3.1 million.
Since his enthronement in March 2013 as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has visited 14 churches and provinces of the Anglican Communion. He and his wife, Catherine, are expected to arrive in Toronto this afternoon for a two-day “personal, pastoral visit.”
As a part of a mutually agreed
court settlement of a defamation of character lawsuit, David Jenkins has
apologized to Bishop Michael Bird of the diocese of Niagara “for any suffering he has experienced as a result of blog postings” on his blog Anglican Samizdat.
In a few weeks, the Anglican Church of Canada’s commission on the marriage canon will invite Anglicans in Canada and across the Communion, as well church ecumenical partners, to offer their views about changing the marriage canon (church law) to allow same-sex marriage.
Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, are expected to arrive
in Canada on Monday, April 7, for a “ personal, pastoral visit,” with
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, announced today that
effective immediately he will also serve as acting director of General
Synod’s Communications and Information Resources department.