The Archbishop of Canterbury completes African tour in Kenya

Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya
The Archbishop of Canterbury met Kenyan church representatives during his visit to Kenya/ Photo: Twitter/JustinWelby

The head of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was in Kenya last week on a fact finding mission to the area.

Concluding his visit to a number of countries in the region, the Archbishop met the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, who was elected last year as well as provincial staff.

Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya
The Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya. Photo: Twitter/JustinWelby

He also met the chair of CAPA (the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa), Archbishop Albert Chama where themes under discussion included the drought situation in Kenya, strife in South Sudan and radicalisation of youths in the region.

Welby then visited the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi where he was briefed on preparations for centenary celebrations later this year.

The head of the Anglican church also met with the UK’s representative in Kenya, High Commissioner Nic Hailey, who briefed him on the situation in Kenya and the wider region, especially about refugees from South Sudan. Mr Welby also assured Mr Hailey of his prayers in this election year for the East African country.

Justin Welby with Nic Hailey
The Archbishop of Canterbury with UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey. Photo: Twitter/JustinWelby

The Archbishop and Caroline Welby then spent time with the primate at his official residence.

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