World ‘greatly needs’ God’s love, Queen tells bishops

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The Queen has sent her “warmest wishes” to hundreds of bishops attending the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, Kent.

In her message, the Queen, who is supreme governor of the Church of England, said the conference was called at a time of “great need for the love of God – both in word and deed”. as the world emerges from the pandemic.

She also said it was “a time of immense challenges for bishops, clergy and laity around the world, many of you serving in places of suffering, conflict and trauma.”

“It comforts me that you do this in the strength of God,” she said.

In the message, the Queen expressed her appreciation for the conference’s focus on climate change.

“We also live in a time when the effects of climate change threaten the lives and livelihoods of many people and communities, especially the poorest and least able to adapt and adjust,” he said. she stated.

Today the Bishops are at the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official London residence, Lambeth Palace, for a day focused on the environment and sustainability. This will include the launch of the Anglican Communion Forest.

“I was interested to learn that the focus of your program at Lambeth Palace today is reflection and dialogue on the subject of the environment, a cause close to my late husband’s heart, and pursued by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge,” the message continued.

The Queen concluded by reflecting on her own Christian faith.

“Throughout my life the message and teachings of Christ have been my guide and in them I find hope,” she said.

“I pray from the bottom of my heart that you will continue to be sustained by your faith in times of trial and encouraged by hope in times of despair.”

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