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AP Comparative Politics - UK Brief

1st. Hr - 2/6/13

Evan Pandya

on 6 February 2013

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Transcript of AP Comparative Politics - UK Brief

Justin Welby becomes Archbishop of Canterbury Church of England Established or state church in England and part of the worldwide Anglican Communion
Henry VIII - 1534 Archbishop of Canterbury - the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion Evan Pandya
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2/6/13 Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby, 57, has become the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, replacing Lord Williams, 62, who held the post for 10 years
His enthronement as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury takes place at Canterbury Cathedral in March
"I stand, as I have always stood over the last few months, with the statement I made at the announcement of my appointment, which is that I support the Church of England's position on [gay marriage]." The Church in Parliament In the House of Lords, the 26 most senior English archbishops and bishops sit as the 'Lords Spiritual'
In the House of Commons, the Second Church Estates Commissioner - traditionally an MP from the governing party - guides church legislation and answers questions from MPs on church matters, including once a month on the floor of the House
The parliamentary Ecclesiastical Committee, which contains both MPs and Peers, is responsible for scrutinizing Church of England legislation, prior to it being sent for approval by both Houses of Parliament http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21315054

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/cofe/cofe_1.shtml http://www.churchofengland.org/our-views/the-church-in-parliament.aspx Sources
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