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White and wrong: cathedral has a woke moment about caucasian Jesus

Archbishop of Canterbury says maybe he shouldn’t be portrayed as white, as the church turfs dodgy statues

Gabriella Swerling

The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the Church to reconsider portraying Jesus as white and to think “very carefully” about its controversial monuments in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests.

The Most Rev Justin Welby suggested that statues in Canterbury Cathedral are going to be looked at “very carefully” to see if they should be there. He said “some will have to come down” and monuments will be put “in context”.

Canterbury Cathedral confirmed that all of its items are under review to ensure that any connected with slavery, colonialism or contentious figures from other historic periods are displayed with clear contextual information to avoid “any sense of aggrandisement”...

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