Justin Welby installed as 105th Archbishop of Canterbury

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With Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall looking on, Justin Welby struck his pastoral staff three times on the door of the ancient Canterbury Cathedral, seeking admission to assume his throne in a ceremony that mixed age-old pageantry with contemporary praise and worship songs. Photo courtesy Anglican Communion News Service/The Press Association

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(RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby inherits a church wracked by internal divisions over the ordination of women bishops and continuing strains within the larger Anglican Communion over divisive issues of sexuality.

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  • John McGrath

    I wonder if he, as a former world oil man, resonates to the realities of corporate evil detailed (simply, very readable, based on personal experience) in “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins. The term Economic Hit Man refers to killing off a country’s economy in order to gain control of its oil and mineral resources and land. GDP goes up, the corporatists celebrate, and poverty shoots up to astronomical levels, but nothing is done to benefit the poor.

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