Archbishop Justin welcomes Pastor Adeboye to Lambeth Palace

21/07/2015

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, welcomed the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to Lambeth Palace today for a morning of prayer and conversation.

Archbishop Justin met with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who is visiting from Nigeria, and his delegation, including Pastor Agu Irukwu, Chief Overseer of the RCCG in the UK.

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They discussed possibilities for further collaboration between the Anglican and RCCG churches and communions, nationally and internationally. During the meeting the Archbishop and Pastor Adeboye led prayers for Christian unity and revival.

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Afterwards the Archbishop and the Pastor spent time in private discussion and prayer.

During his visit Pastor Adeboye was also shown a selection of precious items from the Lambeth Palace Library, including works relating to the first black Anglican bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther.

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In October last year Archbishop Justin was invited to address 40,000 people at the RCCG’s Festival of Light in London, where he called for Christians of different denominations to be reconciled in Christ and to be reconcilers in their communities and nations.