Arch Bishop Welby Commiserates with Royal family
England – The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury has eulogized with royal family England upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving queen of England.
In the statement, Welby said: “It is with profound sadness that I join the nation, the Commonwealth and the world in mourning the death of the Queen.
My prayers are with the king and the royal family. May God draw near and comfort them in the days, weeks and months ahead.
As we grieve together, we know that, in losing our beloved Queen, we have lost the person whose steadfast loyalty, service and humility.
Has helped us make sense of who we are through decades of extraordinary change in our world, nation and society.”
He further explained that: “Deep as our grief runs, even deeper is our gratitude for her majesty’s extraordinary dedication to the United Kingdom, her realms and the Commonwealth.
Through times of war and hardship, through seasons of upheaval and change, and through moments of joy and celebration.
In the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, the Queen spoke powerfully of the light that no darkness can overcome.
As she had done before, she reminded us of a deep truth about ourselves; we are a people of hope who care for one another.
Even as Queen mourned the loss of her beloved husband, Prince Philip.
We saw once again evidence of her courage, resilience and instinct for putting the needs of others first-all signs of a deeply rooted Christian faith.”
Welby’s message implored Christians to be faithful and discipline, saying that as the supreme Governor of the Church of England, she lived out her faith every day of her life.
“In Queen’s life, we saw what it means to receive the gift of life we have been given by God and through patient, humble, selfless service – share it as a gift to others,” he added.
The Queen leaves behind a truly extraordinary legacy one that is found in almost every corner of our national life, as well as the lives of so many nations around the world, and especially in the Commonwealth.