LATEST NEWS

Archbishop of Canterbury says Queen Elizabeth seemed to have ‘no fear of death,’ knew her ‘strength’

Archbishop of Canterbury says Queen Elizabeth seemed to have ‘no fear of death,’ knew her ‘strength’ #Archbishop #Canterbury #Queen #Elizabeth #fear #death #knew #strength Welcome to Viasildes, here is the new story we have for you today:

You Can Click Here To View Restricted Videos/Images in this Article

NEWYou can now listen to Viasildes News articles!

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England, said on Friday that when he met with Queen Elizabeth II in June she seemed to have “no fear of death.” 

“I came away thinking there is someone who has no fear of death, has hope in the future, knows the rock on which she stands and that gives her strength,” Justin Welby told BBC’s Radio 4 on Friday, one day after the queen died “peacefully” at her Scottish Balmoral Castle retreat. 

He added, “You felt that history was in front of you, but it was history with those piercingly blue eyes twinkling, that extraordinary smile and the relishing of a quick dry comment.”

He said the queen felt, “It’s not about me, it’s about what I have been called … by God to do.” 

5 FACTS ABOUT QUEEN ELIZABETH II: FROM HER ARMED FORCES SERVICE IN WWII TO HER CHILDHOOD NICKNAME

Queen Elizabeth II receives the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle, where he presented her with a special 'Canterbury Cross' for her 'unstinting' service to the Church of England over seventy years and a citation for the Cross, which was presented as a framed piece of calligraphy on June 21, 2022 in Windsor, England. 

Queen Elizabeth II receives the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle, where he presented her with a special ‘Canterbury Cross’ for her ‘unstinting’ service to the Church of England over seventy years and a citation for the Cross, which was presented as a framed piece of calligraphy on June 21, 2022 in Windsor, England. 
(Photo by Andrew Matthews – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Welby had met with the queen at Windsor Castle to present her with a special Canterbury Cross for her “unstinting service” to the Church during her reign. 

The archbishop also lauded King Charles III over his first speech since ascending to the throne. 

“Thank you, Your Majesty, for these words of comfort and hope for us all, spoken amidst such profound sorrow,” Welby tweeted. “We hold you and your family in our prayers. May you know God’s faithful love now and always.”

QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIES AT 96: A LOOK AT HER LIFE AS BRITISH ROYALTY

Charles is now the supreme governor of the Church of England, a ceremonial role that his mother held since she became queen in 1952. 

The Church of England also offered a prayer for King Charles on Friday: “Everlasting God, we pray for our new king. Bless his reign and the life of our nation. Help us to work together so that truth and justice, harmony and fairness flourish among us; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” 

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, speaks during a Service of Prayer and Reflection for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on September 9, 2022, a day after her death at the age of 96. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, speaks during a Service of Prayer and Reflection for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on September 9, 2022, a day after her death at the age of 96. 
(Photo by PAUL CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

On Thursday, the archbishop said his prayers and the nation’s were with the queen after Buckingham Palace announced doctors were “concerned” for her health soon before she died at 96. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER

“My prayers, and the prayers of people across the Church of England and the nation, are with Her Majesty The Queen today,” he said in a statement. “May God’s presence strengthen and comfort Her Majesty, her family, and those who are caring for her at Balmoral.”

Queen Elizabeth II receives the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle on June 21, 2022 in Windsor, England. 

Queen Elizabeth II receives the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle on June 21, 2022 in Windsor, England. 
(Photo by Andrew Matthews – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The archbishop spoke during a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the queen on Friday night. 

Bishop of London Dame Sarah Mullally, called the queen’s lifelong service a “rare jewel” during the service. “It is a jewel that Her late Majesty The Queen wore as a crown, she said. 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE Viasildes APP

New Prime Minister Liz Truss was among those in attendance. 

Click Here To Continue Reading from Source

Daniel Joseph

Daniel with 10+ years of experience in Writing, Content Marketing. I write posts mostly about celebrity and other entertainment related stuffs. I love sharing my knowledge with the community. Here, I bring you the latest happening around the Globe. Your support would mean a lot to me!

Related Articles

Back to top button