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Press releases

March 2003

Archbishop: pastoral letter to Anglican Primates
Monday 24 March 2003
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has written to the most senior Bishops and Archbishops…

Archbishop: pastoral letter to Forces Chaplains
Sunday 23 March 2003
The text of a pastoral letter sent by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to UK military…

Joint Statement by Religious Leaders on conflict with Iraq
Friday 21 March 2003
The onset of conflict in the Second Gulf War brought together religious leaders on the steps of Lambeth…

Statement by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Thursday 20 March 2003
Dr Williams and Dr Hope issued a joint statement at the start of the Second Gulf War

Archbishop of Canterbury to sign Churches Together in England Presidents' Covenant
Wednesday 12 March 2003
In one of his first major ecumenical acts after being enthroned, Dr Williams added his name to a Covenant…

Archbishop takes seat in House of Lords
Wednesday 12 March 2003
Archbishops of Canterbury sit on the Bishops bench in the House of Lords, the UK's Upper Parliamentary…

February 2003

Joint statement on Iraq from the Archbishop and Cardinal
Thursday 20 February 2003
In the run up to the second Gulf war, Dr Williams and Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor made a joint statement…

December 2002

New Director of Anglican Centre
Monday 9 December 2002
The formal announcement of the appointment of Bishop John Flack to serve in Rome.

Archbishop Rowan Williams confirmed in office as Archbishop of Canterbury
Monday 2 December 2002
Dr Williams officially took office as Archbishop of Canterbury in a legal ceremony known as the Confirmation…

July 2002

Announcement of Dr Rowan Williams as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
Tuesday 23 July 2002
10 Downing Street, the office of the UK Prime Minister, made the formal announcement of the appointment…

Welsh Bishops respond with both joy and sorrow to Canterbury appointment announcement
Tuesday 23 July 2002
The Church in Wales issued this response to the announcement of Dr Williams' appointment.

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