Rowan Williams is a Welsh religious leader best known for being the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to
that, he was Bishop of Monmouth and the Archbishop of Wales.
In 1981, he got married to Jane Williams, with whom he fathered two children: Rhiannon and Pip.
He strongly opposed the Iraq War.
He was one of the prominent figures that kicked against France's plan to outlaw all religious symbols and the wearing of the hijab by female
Muslims in French schools.
In a 2014 interview with the Telegraph, he confessed that he never really wanted to be the Archbishop of Canterbury.
He officiated at the 2011 wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
I think there is a great deal of interest still in the Christian faith.Rowan Williams
In spite of the haze of speculation, it is still something of a shock to find myself here, coming to terms with an enormous trust placed in my hands and with the inevitable sense of inadequacy that goes with that.Rowan Williams
Institutions develop because people put a lot of trust in them, they meet real needs, they represent important aspirations, whether it's monasteries, media, or banks, people begin by trusting these institutions, and gradually the suspicion develops that actually they're working for themselves, not for the community.Rowan Williams
Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old.Rowan Williams
is a famous Welsh bishop, poet, and theologian, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury,
who was born on
June 14, 1950. As a person born on this date, Rowan Williams is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 14) and the 84th most popular for the year (1950).
People born on June 14
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Rowan Williams is the 850th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Rowan Williams' birthday, Rowan Williams is the 41st most famous Welsh and ranks 5th in famous people born in Swansea, Wales.
In general, Rowan Williams ranks as the 10135th
most popular famous person of all time.
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