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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.

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. 

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. 

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: 

December 2014

Love matters most in a crisis - a Christmas message for the Treasurer magazine
3 December 2014
Writing in the Treasurer magazine, Archbishop Justin reflects on his Anglican Communion tour and praises…

November 2014

Archbishop concludes global Anglican tour in Scotland
24 November 2014
“I want us to be the kind of church that welcomes everyone," says Archbishop during two-day visit to…

October 2014

Archbishop Justin visits Ghana with praise for its 'remarkable' religious tolerance
31 October 2014
Archbishop visits the Province of West Africa on the final overseas leg of his global visits to fellow…

Archbishop visits South East Asia and Myanmar
24 October 2014
Archbishop Justin concludes five-day visit to the Anglican provinces of South East Asia and Myanmar.…

Archbishop of Canterbury visits the Church of Ireland
2 October 2014
Reconciliation "remains constantly in our prayers" says Archbishop on first day of visit to Belfast,…

September 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Anglicans in Brazil and Chile
8 September 2014
Continuing his worldwide visits to fellow primates, Archbishop Justin Welby visits Anglican churches…

August 2014

'We must be Christ in this troubled world' - sermon
15 August 2014
Preaching at the Holy Sepulchre Maori Mission Church in Auckland, Archbishop Justin Welby reflected on…

Archbishops of Canterbury and Melbourne joint statement on Iraq
14 August 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern…

Archbishop in Melbourne: Church should pursue ‘positive holiness’
13 August 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby preaches at inauguration of new Archbishop of Melbourne during 10-day visit to…

Archbishop's sermon in Melbourne, Australia
13 August 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's sermon at the inauguration of Philip Freier as Archbishop of…

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