Friday, 16 May 2008

ABp Williams called to apologise for hanging of Puritan

CHAPEL members yesterday called on the Archbishop of Canterbury to apologise for the Church of England’s role in the execution of a 16th century Puritan.

John Penri was hanged on May 29, 1593, at the instigation of the then archbishop John Whitgift, after criticising the Church for failing to preach the Gospel to the people of Wales.

Members of the Welsh Independent Churches in Carmarthenshire yesterday backed a motion calling on Dr Rowan Williams: “as a just and conscientious Welshman, to express regret, on behalf of his church, for the injustice suffered by John Penri”. Read more

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