The Archbishop of Canterbury is “deeply saddened” after being pressured to withdraw from a service in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee after contracting COVID-19.
Justin Welby, essentially the most senior Church of England cleric, was attributable to ship a sermon on the service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday (06.03.22), however after testing optimistic for the virus and likewise affected by pneumonia slight, Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York, will communicate in his place.
The Archbishop of Canterbury was additionally attributable to mild a beacon at Lambeth Palace on Thursday (02.06.22) and mentioned he’s “deeply saddened” to overlook the celebrations however will pray “for our nation” at such a historic second. climate.
He mentioned in an announcement: “I’m deeply saddened to overlook Her Majesty The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee celebration.
“Nevertheless, I can be praying for the Queen and giving thanks for her extraordinary 70 years of service to all of us.
“I may also be praying for our nation at the moment of celebration and thanksgiving. Could the instance of the Queen unite us in unity and handle one another”.
The Archbishop additionally prayed for anybody who continues to be affected by the pandemic.
He added: “As we proceed to reside with the coronavirus, I additionally pray for all those that are nonetheless struggling and all who proceed to mourn family members they’ve misplaced in the course of the pandemic. Could every of God’s love and luxury.”
Justin was recognized with pneumonia final Thursday (05.26.22) and continued to work with decreased duties, however after creating signs of coronavirus, a check on Monday (05.30.22) got here again optimistic for the virus and he’s now resting at house.
It isn’t but identified if Queen Elizabeth will attend Friday’s service, however different members of her household, together with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are anticipated to fly to the UK from California for the weekend of celebration. there.