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October 3, 1989
Pope John Paul II and Robert A. K. Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, pledged in a declaration at the Vatican to work toward the reunification of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. Runcie said again that his call for papal primacy in any reunified church concerns only "spiritual leadership" and is "not intended to have constitutional or political implications."
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March 26, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
RoberK. Runcie, the controversial Archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans, announced Sunday that he will take early retirement next Jan. 31 after nearly 11 years as primate of all England. The announcement begins what is expected to be a long and politically sensitive search for a successor under the supervision of Runcie's longtime nemesis, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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April 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Robert A. K. Runcie, archbishop of Canterbury, offered an Easter prayer for prisoners of conscience and thanked people for praying for hostage negotiator Terry Waite. In his Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, Runcie praised Waite, his special envoy, who vanished Jan. 20 in Beirut while trying to negotiate the release of Western hostages in Lebanon. "He took risks to keep open doors of communication, to break down walls of misunderstanding, to seek the release of prisoners.
NEWS
October 3, 1989
Pope John Paul II and Robert A. K. Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, pledged in a declaration at the Vatican to work toward the reunification of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. Runcie said again that his call for papal primacy in any reunified church concerns only "spiritual leadership" and is "not intended to have constitutional or political implications."
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September 3, 1988 | Associated Press
The archbishop of Canterbury, Robert A. K. Runcie, on Friday announced his support of Roman Catholic calls for Christians to boycott a new American film about Jesus Christ. But a conservative London newspaper praised a ruling by a senior government law officer that the film, "The Last Temptation of Christ," does not violate Britain's blasphemy law. "Christians have been under attack for almost 2,000 years," the Daily Telegraph said in an editorial Friday.
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December 9, 1987 | Associated Press
An Oxford University theologian who apparently committed suicide was identified by church officials Tuesday night as the author of an unprecedented attack on the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert A. K. Runcie, that created a furor in the Church of England. Gareth Bennett, 58, an Anglican canon and fellow in modern history at Oxford's New College, was found dead Monday night in a car in the garage of his home in an Oxford suburb, with a hose leading from the exhaust pipe.
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October 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Archbishop of Canterbury Robert A. K. Runcie, criticized for suggesting that Pope John Paul II play a leadership role for Anglicans, declared Sunday that he had not meant that the pontiff should administer the affairs of the Church of England. Runcie issued the statement hours after three Protestant clergymen interrupted his Sunday sermon by shouting that his four-day visit to the Vatican was "a betrayal."
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January 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Archbishop of Canterbury prayed Friday for the safe release of his envoy, Terry Waite, whose fate remains a mystery two years after he left his Lebanon hotel to negotiate the release of foreign hostages. "To observe a second anniversary is a disappointment, but we remain ever hopeful of his return," the Church of England's spiritual leader, Robert A. K. Runcie, said in a nationally broadcast sermon from a London church.
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October 1, 1989 | From Reuters
Archbishop of Canterbury Robert A.K. Runcie appealed to Anglicans on Saturday to consider accepting papal primacy in a reunified church, but Pope John Paul II stressed that his office must be more than just that of a figurehead. The two men made some of their most direct statements on papal primacy at a joint Vespers service in Rome's Church of St. Gregory on the second day of Runcie's first official visit to the Vatican. They also spoke of the thorny issue of Anglican women priests.
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August 12, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
The Archbishop of Canterbury has conferred with a senior Iranian official in London, it was disclosed Thursday, fueling hopes that Iran's acceptance of a truce in the Persian Gulf War will bring a change of policy on the issue of Western hostages being held in Lebanon. For the last three weeks, speculation has been building in Washington and other Western capitals that a breakthrough on the hostages may be in prospect. That is based in part on Iran's surprise agreement July 18 to accept a U.N.
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October 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Archbishop of Canterbury Robert A. K. Runcie, criticized for suggesting that Pope John Paul II play a leadership role for Anglicans, declared Sunday that he had not meant that the pontiff should administer the affairs of the Church of England. Runcie issued the statement hours after three Protestant clergymen interrupted his Sunday sermon by shouting that his four-day visit to the Vatican was "a betrayal."
NEWS
October 1, 1989 | From Reuters
Archbishop of Canterbury Robert A.K. Runcie appealed to Anglicans on Saturday to consider accepting papal primacy in a reunified church, but Pope John Paul II stressed that his office must be more than just that of a figurehead. The two men made some of their most direct statements on papal primacy at a joint Vespers service in Rome's Church of St. Gregory on the second day of Runcie's first official visit to the Vatican. They also spoke of the thorny issue of Anglican women priests.
NEWS
January 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Archbishop of Canterbury prayed Friday for the safe release of his envoy, Terry Waite, whose fate remains a mystery two years after he left his Lebanon hotel to negotiate the release of foreign hostages. "To observe a second anniversary is a disappointment, but we remain ever hopeful of his return," the Church of England's spiritual leader, Robert A. K. Runcie, said in a nationally broadcast sermon from a London church.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | Associated Press
The archbishop of Canterbury, Robert A. K. Runcie, on Friday announced his support of Roman Catholic calls for Christians to boycott a new American film about Jesus Christ. But a conservative London newspaper praised a ruling by a senior government law officer that the film, "The Last Temptation of Christ," does not violate Britain's blasphemy law. "Christians have been under attack for almost 2,000 years," the Daily Telegraph said in an editorial Friday.
NEWS
August 12, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
The Archbishop of Canterbury has conferred with a senior Iranian official in London, it was disclosed Thursday, fueling hopes that Iran's acceptance of a truce in the Persian Gulf War will bring a change of policy on the issue of Western hostages being held in Lebanon. For the last three weeks, speculation has been building in Washington and other Western capitals that a breakthrough on the hostages may be in prospect. That is based in part on Iran's surprise agreement July 18 to accept a U.N.
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December 9, 1987 | Associated Press
An Oxford University theologian who apparently committed suicide was identified by church officials Tuesday night as the author of an unprecedented attack on the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert A. K. Runcie, that created a furor in the Church of England. Gareth Bennett, 58, an Anglican canon and fellow in modern history at Oxford's New College, was found dead Monday night in a car in the garage of his home in an Oxford suburb, with a hose leading from the exhaust pipe.
NEWS
March 26, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
RoberK. Runcie, the controversial Archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans, announced Sunday that he will take early retirement next Jan. 31 after nearly 11 years as primate of all England. The announcement begins what is expected to be a long and politically sensitive search for a successor under the supervision of Runcie's longtime nemesis, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
NEWS
April 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Robert A. K. Runcie, archbishop of Canterbury, offered an Easter prayer for prisoners of conscience and thanked people for praying for hostage negotiator Terry Waite. In his Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, Runcie praised Waite, his special envoy, who vanished Jan. 20 in Beirut while trying to negotiate the release of Western hostages in Lebanon. "He took risks to keep open doors of communication, to break down walls of misunderstanding, to seek the release of prisoners.
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