Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Anglican Archbishop Offers Words on Death of Margaret Thatcher

From Christian Post-

The head of the global Anglican Communion released a statement expressing sadness over the death of Great Britain's first female prime minister.

"It was with sadness that I heard the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher and my prayers are with her son and daughter, her grandchildren, family and friends," said Archbishop of Canterbury the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby. "It is right that today we give thanks for a life devoted to public service, acknowledging also the faith that inspired and sustained her."

Baroness Margaret Thatcher died earlier this week at age 87 after a series of strokes. She served as prime minister from 1979 to 1990 and was known for her hard-hitting conservative politics, being dubbed "the Iron Lady" by a Soviet paper. After leaving office, Thatcher would become a baroness.
According to the BBC, Thatcher's funeral will take place on April 17 at London's historic Saint Paul's Cathedral following a procession from Westminster Abbey. While not an official state funeral, the ceremony will nevertheless receive the same status as the funeral of Princess Diana.


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