Skip to comments.[Archbishop] Justin Welby Conducts Wedding of His Divorced Aide
Posted on 09/27/2017 6:43:06 PM PDT by marshmallow
* The Archbishop of Canterbury, 61, has conducted the wedding of a divorcee
* Dr Justin Welby presided over ceremony at Lambeth Palace in central London
* He was involved to show support for those who want to remarry in a church
The Archbishop of Canterbury has conducted the wedding of a divorcee in a sign of support for those who wish to remarry in church.
Dr Justin Welby presided over the ceremony at Lambeth Palace where one of his senior staff, Ailsa Anderson, married journalist Simon Cole.
Miss Anderson, Dr Welby's head of media relations and former press secretary to the Queen, is believed to be the first divorcee to be married by an archbishop of Canterbury in recent times.
Church of England rules state that remarriage of a divorcee whose former spouse is still living is 'exceptional'. It insists divorcees are asked a series of questions designed to ensure their previous marriage has been fully resolved and 'past hurts' have been healed.
The wedding comes 12 years after Dr Welby's predecessor Rowan Williams refused to let Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles marry in church because of their adulterous history, and because her ex-husband was living. Charles's future role as Supreme Governor of the Church was also considered a factor.
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The sad thing is for 30 years or so they’ve sold annulments like a kid selling lemonade on the corner.
Now people dont even have to jump through that tiny hurdle.
There is a couple of cushy jobs!
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