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Celtic Bishops Issue Strong Message of Support for the Archbishop

Dec 10, 2002 10:04 AM EST

A strong message of support for the new Archbishop of Canterbury was released from a conference at Llandudno. The colleagues of the Archbishop Rowan Williams, Bishops of the Church of Ireland, Episcopal Church of Scotland and the Church in Wales comprised the members of the conference. The statement in full:

"As Bishops of the Church of Ireland, the Episcopal Church of Scotland and the Church in Wales meeting in Llandudno we wish to offer our prayerful good wishes to our colleague and friend Archbishop Rowan Williams as he prepares for his enthronement as Archbishop of Canterbury."

"In the Celtic Churches we have long valued his spirituality, integrity, leadership, scholarship and humility. We pray that those gifts will be enhanced by the spirit of God as he undertakes the leadership of the Church of England and the Anglican communion. We express our confidence in the leadership of our international family which we believe he will offer as we remember his fellowship with great affection."

By Albert H. Lee
chtoday_editor@chtoday.com