She couldn’t help herself. “Oh my God!” said a shopper at Borough Market as a short, neat man in spectacles approached through the throng. “It’s the Archbishop of Canterbury!” And indeed it was, as her hands closed, instinctively, in the kind of prayer shape children used to make in assembly. That was apt.
The Most Revd Justin Welby was walking through the market on the south bank of the Thames as part of a prayer pilgrimage, which is taking him to five cities before his enthronement at Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday. He will finish the pilgrimage in Chichester on Tuesday instead of going to Rome for the inauguration of the new Pope.
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