The Church of England is “deeply, institutionally” racist, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday, as the church seeks to increase the number of black and ethnic minority clergy in its ranks. Addressing the General Synod in London, the Most Rev Justin Welby said that he was “almost beyond words” after hearing about the racism faced by minority parishioners, priests and officials within the church. “I’m ashamed of our history and I’m ashamed of our failure,” he said. Read more here.
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