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Thursday, July 26, 2007

An interview with the 'ebullient' Archbishop of York

Note: Jonathan Petre of the Telegraph, UK, has a fascinating exclusive interview with Dr. John Sentamu. Indeed, the previous blog (below) about the Archbishop of York was taken from this interview.

Archbishop of York: Exclusive Interview
Jonathan Petre
Telegraph 07/25/07

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, was in typically ebullient form last week when I spoke to him at Bishopthorpe, his medieval palace on the banks of the River Ouse near York.

Dr Sentamu fled from Idi Amin.

In a wide-ranging interview, he expressed exasperation with aspects of the Government and the Church but also confidence in traditional British values of honesty and fairness.

Dr Sentamu, a former judge who was forced to flee the regime of Idi Amin, was particularly critical of the rising tide of bureaucracy and Government legislation and he questioned moves towards a written constitution.

"Britain has an unwritten constitution which hasn’t failed this nation once," he said. "Why is there a clamour for a written constitution?

"Why are people suggesting that writing one would make Britain a better place? I don’t believe it."

Read the rest of this exclusive interview

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