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Archbishop Justin's Primates 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.

On taking office in March 2013, Archbishop Justin committed to visiting every Province of the Anglican Communion within 18 months.

His desire was to express solidarity, build personal and professional bonds with fellow Primates, understand Anglican churches in their local contexts, and lay foundations for good collaboration over the coming years. 

In 2013, Archbishop Justin visited Anglican provinces in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; the Middle East; Central America; and the Far East. 

The following year he travelled to South Sudan and the Great Lakes, North America, South Asia, the South Pacific, South America, West Africa, Ireland and Scotland. Archbishop Justin's wife, Caroline, travelled with him throughout the visits.

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

On completing his "pilgrimage around the Communion", the Archbishop told the Church of England's General Synod that the Anglican Communion is "flourishing". Read his address here.

Read more about Archbishop Justin's primate visits: 

October 2013

Archbishop visits Hong Kong
28 October 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury praised the Anglican Church in Hong Kong for its ‘impressive’ record…

August 2013

'Walk in the light with each other': Archbishop Justin's sermon in Mexico
15 August 2013
Archbishop Justin preached this sermon during a Holy Eucharist at Hotel Quinta Real in Monterrey, Mexico…

Archbishop Justin praises Mexican Anglicans for helping 'those most marginalised' by poverty
15 August 2013
As the first Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Mexico, he expressed 'special appreciation' for its Anglican…

Reconciliation is our 'gift to the world': Archbishop preaches in Guatemala
12 August 2013
In this sermon, the Archbishop says reconciliation is 'the gift' which the church gives to the world.…

Archbishop Justin visits Anglicans in Guatemala
12 August 2013
Faith in Christ is "an immense resource" for transforming society, Archbishop says while visiting Anglicans…

'Building communities of hope': Archbishop preaches in Barbados
12 August 2013
The Archbishop gave the following sermon at Christ Church Parish Church, Barbados on Friday 9 August.…

July 2013

Listen to their voices of pain: Archbishop Justin on his Middle East visit
5 July 2013
Writing in the Church Times, Archbishop Justin said injustice and fear across the region must be confronted…

June 2013

'A new bond' between Archbishop Justin and Christians in the Holy Land
29 June 2013
Palestinian church leaders prayed for Archbishop Justin yesterday when he visited the Church of the Holy…

Archbishop Justin opens flagship Anglican diabetes clinic in Ramallah
28 June 2013
The Archbishop spoke of the need for "justice, security and peace for the Palestinian people", which…

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