Archbishop of Canterbury visits Coventry

by Vasile Badoiu

Justin WelbyThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, returned to Coventry on 3 February 2015.

The 59-year-old served a canon of Coventry Cathedral worked in the Coventry Diocese for 15 years.

He came to visit the Blue Coat School, in Stoke, where his son was once a pupil.

He also paid a visit to Bablake School and then to Coventry University where he had “the honour of giving a lecture to students” according to Coventry Telegraph.

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) played host to the Archbishop of Canterbury, launching a new series of public talks entitled ‘The Big Question.’, this seminar aiming to raise questions over how to manage the unprecedented economic, political and social challenges facing contemporary society.

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) builds on the strong and distinctive track record of scholars at the University working on human security, peace studies and social relations.

The Archbishop talked about reconciliation in contexts of diversity, noticing that diversity “is both a gift and a challenge, with the challenge now being to learn ‘how to live with our deepest differences when they’re right in front of us.’ ” according to the same source.

His appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury was announced on 9 November 2012. He was enthroned on 21 March 2013 in Canterbury Cathedral.

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