Archbishop of Canterbury baptizes Britain’s future king, Prince George

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Kate Middleton and Prince William leaves the hospital with baby George.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William leaves the hospital with baby George.

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(RNS) Baptism is an important religious ritual for British royals: Since the monarch is the head of the Church of England, eventually Prince George will take on that role, so it's critical that he be raised as an Anglican.

  • gilhcan

    It would be nice if other parents could follow Archbishop Welby’s advice to have their children baptized–if they could also be baptized in Princess Victoria’s font in the royal chapel in Buckingham Palace. My tongue is not in my cheek. Consider all the ordinary people in Britain who support these royal traditions. Consider all the homeless, the naked, the starving. Such is Christianity in many of its versions.

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