Now that Rowan Williams has announced his resignation as the Archbishop of Canterbury, a successor must be found. Both the Ugandan–born Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, and the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, are considered
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By Regina Silva Robinson
SHE IS ARGUABLY the world’s highest-profile Anglican. Her face is familiar to most Canadians for we see Elizabeth II not only on television and in the papers, we also carry her likeness on our stamps and on the coins and bills in our pockets. Yet to some, her role as our Sovereign and Head of State seems rather ambiguous, while her position as Defender of the Faith
Marriage is set in history and the government cannot change it overnight: John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. (www.archbishopofyork.org)
GOVERNMENT MINISTERS should not overrule the Bible by allowing same-sex marriage, the Archbishop of York has said. British Prime Minister David Cameron would be acting like a “dictator” and overruling the Bible if he legalises gay marriage, Dr John Sentamu has warned.
He told the Prime Minister that he will face a rebellion
(Staff) A COMMONWEALTH Summit of 16 countries that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as head of state has agreed unanimously on two significant changes to the rules of succession. Now female members of the royal family will be accorded the same rights to the throne as males. In the past a younger son could become
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(Staff) THE BBC’s religion and ethics department has advised that the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini, medieval Latin for the Year of Our Lord) should be replaced by the terms Before Common Era and Common Era.
But Britain’s state-funded broadcaster is facing a backlash