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Archibishop calls for 'hope and realism'

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivers his first Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral and says pinning hopes on individuals or institutions in society is a mistake.

The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has delivered his first Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, in which he said pinning hopes on individuals or institutions in society is a mistake.

Archbishop Welby called on churchgoers to recognise complexity and human fallibility, and he cautioned against the dangers of putting too much trust in a "hero leader".

He warned of being "unreasonably disappointed" with everyone "from politicians to NHS, education to environment."

  • 31 Mar
  • From the section UK