Abp Welby visits South East Asia and Myanmar

Archbishop Justin (r) with Archbishop Stephen in Yangon, Myanmar,
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[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, today returned from a five-day visit to fellow Anglican primates in the provinces of South East Asia and Myanmar.

The trip was part of Archbishop Justin and his wife Caroline’s personal visits to all his fellow primates around the Anglican Communion.

In Singapore the Archbishop spent time with the primate of South East Asia, the Most Revd Datuk Bolly Lapok, and his bishops and clergy. He also joined a dinner with government ministers, community leaders, bishops and clergy on Monday evening. Meanwhile Caroline Welby met with the Diocesan Women’s Fellowship to hear about their work.

In Myanmar the Archbishop spent time with the primate of Myanmar, the Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo. He also joined a special dinner with goverment ministers, senior ecumenical church leaders, and former diocesan archbishops and bishops, among others. Mrs Welby met with the president and national secretary of the Mothers’ Union in Myanmar.

Yesterday the Archbishop met with other faith leaders at the British embassy in Yangon, before spending further time with Archbishop Stephen.

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