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Archbishop 'overwhelmed' by Cornish welcome on pilgrimage

Posted on: March 19, 2013 12:40 PM
Related Categories: Abp Welby, England

From Lambeth Palace

The Archbishop of Canterbury said today he was "overwhelmed" by the support of Cornish people on the fourth day of his prayer pilgrimage.

Archbishop Justin was visiting Cornwall on the fourth day of his journey in prayer, which concludes in Chichester on Tuesday.

Speaking at Lemon Quay after a performance by local school children, the Archbishop said the county faces “particular economic challenges” but he was “optimistic” for the future.

He added: "I'm quite overwhelmed. There's a big crowd. It's a huge privilege to be here."

The Archbishop announced he would spend return to Cornwall for a three-day visit in November, adding that he was looking forward to learning more about the area and work of the Church there.

Archbishop Justin will be enthroned at Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday 21st March.