Ill Archbishop of Canterbury cancels sermon

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been forced to cancel his Christmas Day sermon after falling ill. Picture: PA
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been forced to cancel his Christmas Day sermon after falling ill. Picture: PA
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THE Archbishop of Canterbury will not deliver his Christmas Day sermon because of illness.

Lambeth Palace said the Most Rev Justin Welby has been suffering from a “severe cold” for several days and decided this morning that he was too unwell to speak at the annual Canterbury Cathedral service.

A Lambeth Palace spokesman said: “The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, is suffering from a severe cold and will, with great regret, no longer be preaching the sermon at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.

“The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev Robert Willis, will deliver a homily.”

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