([London] Times) Former Archbishop condemns anti-Sentamu ‘whispers’

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Lord Carey of Clifton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has condemned criticism of one of the favourites to succeed Dr Rowan Williams.

His comments came after a former aide to Dr John Sentamu — who is Archbishop of York and a candidate to succeed Dr Williams as leader of the Church of England — claimed that the Archbishop had been targeted by an “anonymous whispering” campaign. The Rev Arun Arora said: “At its best, the besmirching of John Sentamu has revealed that strand of snobbery which views outsiders as lacking class, diplomacy or civility — in other words ‘not one of us’. At worst, it has elicited the naked racism which still bubbles under the surface in our society, and which is exposed when a black man is in line to break the chains of history.”

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury Anglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)Archbishop of York John Sentamu

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