Death of Elizabeth II: The Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to a woman of faith


Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last on Thursday at her summer residence in Balmoral, Scotland. While tributes to the queen are increasing, the spiritual leader of the Church of England, Justin Welby has chosen to highlight "the deeply rooted Christian faith" of the sovereign.

Queen Elizabeth II, the most famous monarch on the planet, died Thursday at the age of 96 in her Scottish castle of Balmoral, her family by her side.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement, an announcement greeted with enormous emotion in the United Kingdom where Elizabeth II was very popular. The British people are "in mourning" headlines the press across the Channel while indeed a ten-day national mourning begins this Friday.

His son Prince Charles automatically succeeded him and took the name of Charles III, his wife Camilla became queen consort.

Everywhere, in the world, tributes to the queen flow in and are unanimous. Anonymous, celebrities, heads of state salute the memory of a woman who will have marked history.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, highlighted in a message in honor of Elizabeth II his “deeply rooted Christian faith”.

“As a faithful Christian disciple, and also Supreme Governor of the Church of England, she lived her faith every day of her life. Her trust in God and her deep love for him were the basis of how she lived her life – hour after hour, day after day,” he wrote.

The Dynasty magazine also shared a very beautiful quote from the queen, which precisely reflects her Christian faith.

“The teachings of Christ served as my inner light, as did the meaning we can find in coming together to worship. »


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