ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY TO HONIARA THIS SUNDAY

The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Right Reverend Justin Welby. Photo credit: Telegraph UK.

The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Right Reverend Justin Welby. Photo credit: Telegraph UK.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby will be on a low key visit to the Solomon Islands this Sunday.

Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, David Vunagi told a media conference this week, the visit is low key and mainly private.

“I am pleased to announce that the Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby and his wife Mrs Caroline Welby will make a very low key visit to the Anglican Church of Melanesia from the 10th to the 12th of August, 2014. They arrive this Sunday and leaves Tuesday next week. The Archbishop and his wife will be accompanied by Bishop Nigel of Stock, who is the Bishop at Lambeth Palace and also Chair of the Melanesian Mission in UK, and Canon Precious Omuku, the Archbishop’s Advisor.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was enthroned in March last year, as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and is the Spiritual Leader of about 80 million Anglicans worldwide.

All Anglican Communions around the world were represented by their Primates at the occasion.

Archbishop David Vunagi represented the Solomon Islands Anglican Communion at the event last year.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Vunagi says while the visit is private and low key, Archbishop Welby will make courtesy calls on the Governor General, the Prime Minister and the British High Commissioner in Honiara.

“Archbishop Justin Welby’s visit this time will be strictly private but he is here purposely to meet with me in my capacity as the Primate of the Province of the Anglican Church of Melanesia. It is for that reason that we have more meeting times in his program to be more private. Nevertheless, while the Archbishop’s visit is strictly low key and private we have included in the program for him to make courtesy calls to the Governor General, the Prime Minister and the British High Commissioner.”

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