Archbishop of Canterbury planning early retirement?
Catholic World News - September 13, 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury plans to retire next year, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Dr. Rowan Williams will reportedly step down after the diamond-jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth II. The leader of the Anglican world, who is 60 years old, would be leaving his post almost 10 years before reaching the normative retirement age. The Telegraph says that Dr. Williams would take an academic post at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Since becoming Archbishop of Canterbury in 2003, Williams has presided over a period of intense turmoil among the world’s Anglicans, who are severely split on questions such as the ordination of women as bishops and the acceptance of homosexual unions. As head of an increasingly fractious alliance, Dr. Williams has struggled to avoid confrontations that could lead to a permanent rupture in the Anglican communion.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($34,862 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!