Dr Rowan Williams guided church 'through challenge and change'

As a man of great learning and humility, he has guided the church through times of challenge and change. He has sought to unite different communities and offer a profoundly humane sense of moral leadership that was respected by people of all faiths and none. As Prime Minister, I have been grateful for his support and advice and for the work he has done around the world, particularly in Africa where he has taken such a close interest in the Sudan.

– David Cameron, Prime Minister

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Archbishop of Canterbury quits

Rowan Williams has announced he is stepping down as the Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of the year. He has accepted the position of Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University to start in January.