Rowan Willams, my favourite theologian and bishop, a good man and Christian fellow, a true leader of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion, is going to step down as Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of this year. With great sadness I received this news.
Many on the liberal and on the conservative side have criticised him of lack of leadership, as it seems, because he didn't joint their fight as a campion for one side. It seems to me that this would have led to the destruction of the Anglican Communion. In the web many rejoice about his resignation, however, my opinion is quite different, close to the statement from Lord Sacks,
Dr Rowan Williams has been the most able Archbishop of Canterbury for centuries and perhaps his true worth will only really be appreciated by the Church once he's gone.and the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu
The Archbishop has brought a wealth of wisdom and spiritual guidance to the role over the last 10 years in what is a very demanding job.In many areas William have excelled. The impact of his words and work should not be measured for how loud has he spoke, on the contrary, his accurate words of wisdom, and deeds, will have a more lasting and profound impact. We will miss him.