Faith Healer: Can the Archbishop of Canterbury Bring Peace to the Anglican Community?

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Welby addresses the press on Nov. 9

When the London incarnation of the Occupy Wall Street movement parked itself on the doorstep of St. Paul's Cathedral last October, protesters were campaigning against what they saw as faults in the global financial system. In the process, they inadvertently exposed some of the many fault lines in the Church of England. Officials at St. Paul's publicly clashed over whether to support the protesters or the local government officials trying to evict the demonstrators. When Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, visited the camp and urged the activists to take down their tents, he also revealed his own conflicted feelings. "You've...

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