Follow Jesus in prayer, Archbishop tells Anglicans in Mauritius


Archbishop urges focus on prayer, reconciliation and evangelism as he concludes visit to Anglican primates in central and southern Africa.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaking to Anglican clergy in Mauritius.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke to Anglican clergy in Mauritius about the importance of prayer, reconciliation and evangelism on the final leg of his visit to central and southern Africa.

Following Jesus closely in prayer and devotion, living our communal life in a spirit of reconciliation, and sharing the good news of Jesus with the world should be our focus, the Archbishop told clergy and their spouses on Saturday.

The Archbishop and his wife, Caroline, were spending the weekend with the Bishop of Mauritius and Primate of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, the Most Revd Ian Ernest.

During his stay the Archbishop visited the site of a proposed care home for people with mental disabilities, a collaboration between the Anglican Diocese of Mauritius and NGO Friends in Hope.

He also preached and presided at a Eucharist at St James’ Cathedral as part of its 160th anniversary celebrations.

The visit concluded a week-long visit to Anglican primates in central and southern Africa, part of the Archbishop’s commitment to visit all his fellow Primates of the Anglican Communion during his first 18 months in office.

Read more on the Anglican Communion News Service.

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