The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, delivered his Christmas Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral saying that the end of 2016 finds us all in a different kind of world, one less predictable and certain, more awash with fear and division.
The Archbishop said: “Economic progress, technological progress, communication progress hasn’t resulted in economic justice. It hasn’t delivered glory for us.
“It is amongst those on the edge, those ignored and amongst persecuted believers that I have most clearly seen the glory of God this year, a glory that chases away the fear of terror, the power of death, and the economies of injustice, and presents a path to a more just, more Christ like world.”
Later the Archbishop added: “How then do we find glory? The only place and person who can bring glory to us is the child of Bethlehem who became the victim on the cross.”
Read the full sermon here