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Rome & the World: Queen’s reign like the priesthood • Pope on TV: losing the sacred?

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Antoine Mekary | ALETEIA

I.Media - published on 02/07/22

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1Anglican Primate compares the Queen of England’s 70-year reign to the priesthood

“It is priestly – the language, the structure, it’s very similar to an ordination of a priest or a bishop,” says Anglican Primate Justin Welby of the coronation of the Queen of England, who celebrated her 70th year on the throne on February 6, 2022. Speaking to the BBC, the Archbishop of Canterbury praises Elizabeth II’s courage. He says the clearest example of her qualities was when she sat alone at her husband’s funeral. “That was leadership, it was doing the right thing, it was duty, it set an example,” commented the Archbishop. At 95, he says, the Queen ” takes her duties seriously, but she doesn’t take herself very seriously. She laughs in private, she has an absolutely superb sense of humor.” 

BBC, English

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