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 Robert Runcie

Robert Runcie

Birth
Crosby, Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England
Death 12 Jul 2000 (aged 78)
St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England
Burial St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England
Plot Buried in the small graveyard adjacent to the cathedral
Memorial ID 21947 · View Source
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Religious Leader. He served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1991 and presided over the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. He was also notable for the Terry Waite hostage crisis in Beirut, campaining for his release. He also welcomed the visit to England of the Pope in 1982, the first visit since Britain's split with Rome in the 16th century. He also paved the way of accepting female priests into the church as well as criticising the policies of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Bio by: Kieran Smith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Runcie (2 Oct 1921–12 Jul 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21947, citing St. Alban's Cathedral, St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .