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Archbishop Justin's primate visits

Archbishop Justin in Cairo with the Bishop of Egypt and the Horn of Africa, Bishop Mouneer Anis, during a visit to Anglican primates in the Middle East, 23 June 2013.

Primates are the chief archbishops or bishops of a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a family of 38 self-governing churches which spans 165 countries, six continents and some 85 million people. 

Archbishop Justin has committed to visiting all of his fellow primates in their own provinces during his first 18 months in office. His desire is to express solidarity, build personal and professional bonds, understand the primates’ work in their local contexts, and lay foundations for good collaboration over the coming years. 

Two months after his installation in March 2013, Archbishop Justin visited primates in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In the same year he visited primates in the Middle East, Central America, and the Far East. 

In 2014 the Archbishop has so far visited primates in South Sudan and the Great Lakes; the USA and Canada; and South Asia, with the remaining visits planned before the end of the year. 

Read more about Archbishop Justin's primate visits: 

July 2014

Follow Jesus in prayer, Archbishop tells Anglicans in Mauritius
7 July 2014
Archbishop urges focus on prayer, reconciliation and evangelism as he concludes visit to Anglican primates…

'No renewal of the Church without renewal of prayer' - Archbishop in South Africa
4 July 2014
In an address to the Anglicans Ablaze conference in Brynston yesterday, Archbishop Justin spoke of the…

PHOTOS: Archbishop washes young people's feet in Johannesburg
3 July 2014
In an impromptu gesture, the Archbishop of Canterbury washed the feet of 12 young people at an Anglican…

South Africa welcomes Archbishop Justin
3 July 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby arrives in South Africa for three-day visit with Anglican leaders and communities…

June 2014

Archbishop begins visit to Anglican primates in central and southern Africa
30 June 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury arrives in Zambia for week of visits to Anglican primates in central and…

Archbishop urges United Church leaders in India: ‘Be ambassadors of reconciliation’
3 June 2014
Reconciliation is "the only way" to tackle social issues, says Archbishop during visit to United Church…

May 2014

Archbishop joins calls for protection of Pakistan’s Christians
29 May 2014
"Freedom of worship is a universal human right," says Archbishop during visit to church leaders in Pakistan…

Archbishop receives warm welcome in Pakistan
28 May 2014
Archbishop Justin was warmly welcomed by United Church leaders in Pakistan yesterday on day one of his…

Archbishop visits United Church leaders in South Asia
27 May 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, arrived in Pakistan yesterday for the start of a week-long…

April 2014

Archbishop Justin's speech at the Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace conference
10 April 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury gave the following speech at Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace, a conference…

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