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Visit to Canterbury by international bishops

Visit to Canterbury by international bishops

Bishops from seven countries across the Anglican Communion made a special visit to Canterbury as part of what has been described as a unique global gathering.

Prior to a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the bishops were greeted by the Dean of Canterbury, Dr Robert Willis who showed them around the Cathedral and the group enjoyed lunch together.

The gathering was organised by the Diocese of Leeds and the bishops had spent a five-day retreat in Yorkshire talking about key issues and exchanging views before travelling to Canterbury.

Pictured with the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth and the Dean are Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, of Khartoum, Sudan, Bishop George Okoth, of Mara, Tanzania, Bishop Mark Bourlakas, of Southwestern Virginia, USA, Bishop John Samuel of Faisalabad, Pakistan, Bishop Dhiloraj Canagasabey, of Columbo, Sri Lanka. Bishop Ake Bonnier, of Skara, Sweden and Senior Dr Matthias Rein, Superintendent of Kirchenkreis, Erfurt, Germany, had already returned home before the Canterbury visit.

For more about the visit see the Diocese of Leeds website.

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