Church in Wales elects John Davies as its new Archbishop

Church in Wales elects John Davies as its new Archbishop

The Church in Wales has elected a new Archbishop of Wales. Bishop John Davies is the current Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.

After more than 24 hours of debate, the decision-making electoral college emerged from behind locked doors on Wednesday afternoon to announce Bishop John had secured the two-thirds majority needed to be appointed.

It comes after the previous Archbishop Dr. Barry Morgan retired after 14 years in the post.

Bishop John was the most senior of the six Welsh bishops and had acted as the lead in the absence of an official Archbishop. Known as a man of integrity within church circles, his appointment was welcomed by senior figures.

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