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Archbishop bound for Rome
THE Archbishop of York is travelling to Rome tomorrow for the inauguration of Pope Francis.
Dr John Sentamu will represent the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, during the ceremony. Archbishop Welby will instead be be on a "pilgrimage of prayer", travelling around the Anglican province of Canterbury, ahead of his own enthronement as new leader of the Anglican church on Thursday.
Dr Sentamu will "lead an Anglican group of fraternal delegates representing the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion", who will attend both the Inauguration Mass tomorrow and an audience with the newly-elected Pope the next day.
Dr Sentamu’s delegation will return to the UK on Wednesday in time for Archbishop Welby's enthronement.