Justin is off to Africa

The Archbishop of Canterbury is off to South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC – all war-torn areas – where he’s going to meet the local Anglican churches and see the work they’re doing in their damaged communities.

Justin WelbyArchbishop of Canterbury to visit South Sudan and Great Lakes Region

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will visit South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet Primates of the Anglican Communion, in a five-day visit to the region starting on Thursday this week.

During his first 18 months in office, Archbishop Justin plans to visit all of his fellow Archbishops around the Anglican Communion. His desire is to express solidarity, build personal and professional bonds, understand the Primates’ work in their local contexts, and lay foundations for good collaboration over the coming years.

There’s a great BBC Hardtalk interview with him, commissioned to coincide with these visits. He also covers issues around homosexuality, women bishops and the church and politics.

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