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November 8, 2012

The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who opposes gay rights, is set to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury

It is thought that Justin Welby, an opponent of same-sex marriage and gay bishops ordination, will be named tomorrow (9 November) as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church.

According to reports by AFP, the Crown Nominations Commission put his name forward to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who is expected to formally name Welby as the next Archbishop of Canterbury tomorrow.

September 9, 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury, who will be stepping down in December, has admitted he has not done enough to stop divisions in the Church

In one of his last interviews as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has admitted he did not do enough to prevent divisions within the Anglican Church over homosexuality.

Williams, who will be stepping down as the head of the Church of England in December, has said the church was wrong for its past treatment of gay people.

September 9, 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury, who will be stepping down in December, has admitted he has not done enough to stop divisions in the Church

In one of his last interviews as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has admitted he did not do enough to prevent divisions within the Anglican Church over homosexuality.

Williams, who will be stepping down as the head of the Church of England in December, has said the church was wrong for its past treatment of gay people.

April 9, 2012

Glynn Harrison will help choose the successor to Archbishop of Canterbury, the liberal Dr Rowan Williams

A leading member of the Church of England who believes gays can be counselled to change or repress their sexual desire is helping select the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Glynn Harrison, professor of psychiatry at Bristol University, is on the 16 member panel to choose a successor to Dr Rowan Williams who will step down from his position in December.

Harrison was chosen to be a member of the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC), and has triggered alarms among liberal Anglicans who fear it could deepen divisions within the church.

March 16, 2012

Dr Rowan Williams, the 'liberal' who opposed continued Church of England homophobia will stand down

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams will step down from his position as the head of the Anglican church in December.

The 61-year-old church leader, who in 2010 came close to splitting over the ordination of gay clergy and women bishops, has said in a statement on his website that standing down was not an easy decision.

Williams was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002 and will take the position of Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University in January.

March 16, 2012

Dr Rowan Williams, the 'liberal' who opposed continued Church of England homophobia will stand down

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams will step down from his position as the head of the Anglican church in December.

The 61-year-old church leader, who in 2010 came close to splitting over the ordination of gay clergy and women bishops, has said in a statement on his website that standing down was not an easy decision.

Williams was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002 and will take the position of Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University in January.

March 16, 2012

Homophobic Archbishop of York as Anglican head would be like 'going from the frying pan into the fire'

Gay rights campaigners are not shedding any tears over the news Dr Rowan Williams has quit as Archbishop of Canterbury, but fear homophobic Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will replace him.

Williams, 61, announced today that he will step down as the leader of the Anglican church in December to become Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University in January.

March 16, 2012

Homophobic Archbishop of York as Anglican head would be like 'going from the frying pan into the fire'

Gay rights campaigners are not shedding any tears over the news Dr Rowan Williams has quit as Archbishop of Canterbury, but fear homophobic Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will replace him.

Williams, 61, announced today that he will step down as the leader of the Anglican church in December to become Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University in January.