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Archbishop embarrassed by Cathedral’s living wage blunder

The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted “embarrassment” over revelations that Canterbury Cathedral is offering jobs paying barely over the minimum wage. The Most Reverend Justin Welby waded into political debate last week by demanding a living wage for all workers of at least £7.85 per hour. But critics have since accused the primate of hypocrisy after it emerged the Cathedral is …

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Pay your taxes, Welby tells business

Article written by Kamal Ahmed Business editor More from Kamal Follow Kamal on Twitter   The Archbishop of Canterbury has entered the febrile debate about the role of business in society, telling me that high levels of inequality must be tackled. In an interview at Lambeth Palace, Archbishop Justin Welby said that businesses had to consider how they used their …

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Welby: UK must keep looking outwards

Most Rev Justin Welby will talk about the many disasters and wars in 2014, and how the UK must continue to contribute to the world. It will be broadcast at 12:45 GMT from the National Memorial Arboretum. The archbishop was unable to deliver his Christmas Day sermon because he was suffering from pneumonia. In his new year address, he will reflect …

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Welby seeks gay marriage ‘bridge’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage. The Most Rev Justin Welby told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs he wanted to listen to both sides. He also admitted to moments of frustration on the issue. He did not discuss his previous opposition to gay marriage, saying it …

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TV documentary reveals hidden life of Cathedral

BBC2 to screen three-part series after filming goes on for a year A THREE-PART documentary series about Canterbury Cathedral will be broadcast on BBC 2 this month, after a year of filming. The one-hour programmes were due to be shown on the last three Fridays of the year, with the final episode going out on Boxing Day. But a last-minute …

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Archbishop wants UK families fed

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has called on the Government to stop people going hungry in Britain. The leader of the Church of England stepped into the debate about food banks when he supported a report that calls on the state to back a £150m system to combat hunger in Britain. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the Most Reverend Justin …

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