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In a surprise change of stance, the former leader of the Church of England George Carey said today that he would support a British bill to allow assisted suicide in some circumstances. In his first intervention in the debate, the current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby reiterated his and the Church's opposition to the bill, ahead of its second reading next week in parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords.

 

The leader of the world's Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, called on warring sides as he visited South Sudan on Thursday to end the fighting in which thousands have been slaughtered. "In a world where everyone is used to killing, I ask you to call on all your courage and faith...to pray that you may love your enemies," he said in a sermon in the capital Juba.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has ignored calls by critics to stay out of politics in his first New Year address as leader of the Church of England. He said that the biggest priority in the austerity-hit UK is tackling poverty, and it is impossible to do this and stay out of the political fray. VoR’s Brendan Cole reports.

The head of the Church of England, Archbishop Justin Welby has called on the British government to do more to protect Christians in the Middle East. Last month in Egypt alone, around 100 Christian sites were attacked, with 42 churches destroyed. VoR’s Juliet Spare reports.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has told the payday lender Wonga that the Church of England wants to force it out of business by competing against it. Short-term loan companies like Wonga been criticised for charging high interest to those least able to afford repayment. VoR's Sarah Johnston reports.

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