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Robert Runcie
(1921-2000) born on
Oct 02
English religious leader. As Archbishop of Canterbury he was titular head of the Anglican Communion, 1980-1991.
         
   
F
In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.

R
If our faith delivers us from worry, then worry is an insult flung in the face of God.
A
I sometimes think that Thomas Cook should be numbered among the secular saints. He took travel from the privileged and gave it to the people.
N
Those who dare to interpret God's will must never claim Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another. War springs from the love and loyalty which should be offered to God being applied to some God substitute . . .
K
My advice was delicately poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in: Independent (London, 7 Dec. 1988).
R: Address during April 1982 tour of Nigeria, recalled in "Seasons of the Spirit," Eerdmans 83
A: Canadian Churchman," Mar 80
N: Sermon, 26 July 1982, at the Falkland Islands Thanksgiving Service, St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
K: Comment to the press concerning his advice to the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer on their approaching wedding, 13 July 1981
   


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