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The lost shepherds: can Justin Welby and Pope Francis keep their flocks?

Can Justin Welby and Pope Francis keep their flocks?

8 April 2023

9:00 AM

8 April 2023

9:00 AM

After he anoints the King next month, Justin Welby’s thoughts will perhaps turn to his own future. If Anglican gossip is to believed, Welby plans to step down to make way for a new Archbishop of Canterbury once the new Supreme Governor has been crowned. You could hardly blame him for wanting a quiet life: the divisions within the Church of England are more acute now than at any time since he was enthroned ten years ago.

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