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Friday, June 17, 2005

New Archbishop of York Appointed

York has been filled and the new Archbishop is from Uganda. The announement of the appointment was made today. The link to read about "The Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev John Sentamu, has become the Church of England's first black archbishop" can be read here. It would be great to hear your thoughts and comments on this new appointment.

Bishop Sentamu said: "I am looking forward to working with the Archbishop of Canterbury and other bishops to lead the Church of England in its mission to the nation.

"It is imperative that the Church regains her vision and confidence in mission, developing ways that will enable the Church of England to reconnect imaginatively with England."

1 Comments:

Blogger jon said...

I don't know much about Bishop Sentamu, but I'm excited that a black Ugandan is taking a senior leadership position in the C of E. Do you know if he's representative of the African bishops in terms of being theologically and socially conservative, or has become an English liberal? I've read that he's a supporter of women's ordination, having served on the Revision Committee for the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood. That doesn't necessarily make him liberal in my book, but it does distinguish him from his fellow African bishops.

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