++Rowan, Archbishop of Canterbury, celebrates High Mass of Christmas, and delivers his final Christmas Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, south eastern England, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/PA, Gareth Fuller)
Archbishop Rowan has many great talents, but surely the greatest for the Anglican Communion has been his priestly gifts. At the Eucharist, one knew he always believed in the ‘Real Presence‘ of Christ. It is this ‘Gift of Faith’ that will be sorely missed – both in the Church of England and in the Communion at large.
Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand