The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has today stressed the importance of his successor in being able to communicate properly through the media, according to a report in The Times:
You have to be cross-referencing all the time and saying, how does the vision of humanity and community in the Bible map onto these issues of poverty, privation, violence and conflict?
And you have to use what you read in the newspaper to prompt and direct the questions that you put to the Bible.
So I think somebody who likes reading the Bible and likes reading newspapers would be a good start.
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