Friday, March 15, 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury brands the British Empire un-Christian and slams the era's 'abuse and exploitation'

From The Daily Mail-

The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday condemned the British Empire and dismissed its legacy as ‘un-Christian’.

It was driven by a sense of superiority but was really based on ‘abuse and exploitation’, said the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

He accused Christians who served the empire of carrying out ‘many’ murderous atrocities and advised their modern successors ‘to take seriously the abuses of our history’.

His criticism amounts to a repudiation of much of the history of the Anglican Communion, of which he is the worldwide leader. 

The comments follow the Archbishop’s controversial expressions of regret in 2015 for British actions during World War Two.

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