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Canterbury Archbishop 'Uncomfortable' With bin Laden Killing

Thursday, 05 May 2011 01:11 PM

By Martin Gould

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the worldwide Anglican church, is criticizing the White House over the way Osama bin Laden was killed. Shooting the terror chief while he was unarmed left “an uncomfortable feeling,” Williams said, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Archbishop Rowan Williams, Canterbury, bin Laden
Archbishop Rowan Williams: "I don't know full details." (Getty Images Photo)
“I don’t know full details any more than anyone else does. But I do believe that, in such circumstances, when we are faced with someone who was manifestly a war criminal, in terms of the atrocities inflicted, it is important that justice is seen to be observed,” Williams said.

The archbishop is recognized as the spiritual head of 80 million Anglicans throughout the world, including 2 million members of the Episcopal Church in the United States. It is the third-largest Christian communion in the world after the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.

“The killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling, because it doesn’t look as if justice is seen to be done in those circumstances,” Williams said at a news conference at his London base, Lambeth Palace.

“It’s also true that the different versions of events that have emerged in recent days have not done a great deal to help here,” Williams added.

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