Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Archbishop of York dismisses age mix-up claim

From England-

THE Archbishop of York has dismissed claims he is ineligible to become Archbishop of Canterbury after documents emerged suggesting he could be too old for the role.

Dr John Sentamu’s date of birth is given in Who’s Who as June 10, 1949, while his registration document at Makerere University, in his native Uganda, also states he was born that year, meaning he is 63.

But three forms, including Dr Sentamu’s registration as a director of the Church’s central board of finance after his appointment as Archbishop of York and ones signed by him, show his birth date was originally given as June 10, 1947.

Two of the documents, which date from his appointment as Bishop of Stepney in 1996, appear to have stated Dr Sentamu’s was born in 1947, but the seven has been changed to a nine, with the nine repeated in the margin for clarity, before the documents were filed.

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