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Dancers and Drummers Welcome Archbishop Williams
 
EAB PRESS 050716-1
July 16, 2005

[EAB Press - Burundi] 


"CROESO – WELCOME!"

This was the greeting, in Welsh, that welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury and his wife to Burundi at the start of their four–day visit to the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi.

A lively and colourful reception awaited them at the airport, with dancers and drummers.

The Archbishop and his wife have a full schedule of engagements that include a meeting with the President of the Republic, a reception hosted by the British Ambassador from Kigali, and a visit to the rural diocese of Matana.

The Archbishop will also participate In the enthronement ceremony of the third Archbishop of Burundi, the Most Revd. Bernard Ntahoturi.

On his arrival the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke at a press conference about the visit. He said: “The aim of my visit is to affirm and praise the work of the Anglican Church here in Burundi, and also to show that we pray and we care for the needs of the nation... We are here to celebrate with the Church. We are also here to learn what we can do to assist the process of reconciliation.”