Archbishop Jackelén visits South Africa

South Africa visit

In South Africa, Archbishop Jackelén will visit a mentorism project, supported by the Swedish Church’s international department. (Photo: Eric Miller)

Posted 18 May 2017

The Church of Sweden’s Archbishop Antje Jackelén has departed to visit South Africa to meet Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and other religious leaders in the coming week.

She will preach at St George’s Cathedral and visit a project of mentor-friendship supported by the Swedish Church’s international department. In addition, there will be a meeting with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

The Archbishop will also deliver a lecture at the University of Western Cape on the dialogue between religion and natural science and its importance for climate justice, and is also due to to speak in the Claremont Mosque on interreligious solidarity and the global refugee situation.

The purpose of the trip is to confirm and develop the relationship with Christian Churches as well as visit places and organizations associated with the Church. The Swedish Church has also, for many years, sent staff in South Africa. [Church of Sweden News]