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Archbishop of Canterbury meets with Chief Rabbi

Archbishop Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Wednesday 6th February 2013

The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, met with Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks at Lambeth Palace on Wednesday 6th February.

The meeting over lunch offered an opportunity for the two religious leaders to get to know one another personally and to reaffirm the importance of the relationship between their offices.

The conversation was wide-ranging, covering matters from business ethics to the importance of The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), an interfaith organisation which promotes Christian/Jewish dialogue. Also discussed was the place of the Holy Land in Jewish-Christian relationships, with the Archbishop affirming the importance of the State of Israel for the Jewish community in the UK and in the wider world.

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