The bishop of the city of Samantaroy decorated with the cross of Saint Augustine : La Tribune Inde

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Tribune press service

Amritsar, August 12

The Bishop of Amritsar, Dr PK Samantaroy, was decorated with the coveted Cross of St Augustine by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, during the 15th Lambeth Conference held at the University from Canterbury in Kent, in the south-east of England.

Usually a ten-year event, the Lambeth Conference 2022, themed ‘God’s Church for God’s World’, was held after 14 years.

The Lambeth Conference is the only official conference of Anglican churches, which only recognizes the Church of North India (CNI) and the Church of South India (CSI).

In a statement, Dr Samantaroy said the Cross of St Augustine was an award of merit (the second highest international honor for service within the Anglican Church) given to members of the Anglican Communion, who have brought significant contributions to the global communion.

He is one of 13 members of the Design Group and one of seven members of the 15th Lambeth Conference Working Group, comprising Anglican leaders from around the world, to be decorated with this honour.

The event saw the participation of over 600 Anglican bishops and around 450 of their spouses from around the world.

Dr Samantaroy and his wife, Reverend Lily Samantaroy, were the only ones from India to address two separate sessions of the plenum. The Lambeth Conference witnessed discussions on human dignity and the environment.

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