Carey, George Leonard

Carey, George Leonard,

1935–, archbishop of Canterbury (1991–2002). From a working-class background, he graduated from the London School of Divinity in 1962 and was ordained the same year. Carey was appointed bishop of Bath and Wells in 1987 and was enthroned as the 103d archbishop of Canterbury in 1991, succeeding Robert RuncieRuncie, Robert Alexander Kennedy
, 1921–2000, archbishop of Canterbury (1980–91). Bishop of St. Albans from 1970 to 1980, he was enthroned as the 102d archbishop of Canterbury in 1980, succeeding Donald Coggan.
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. Opposed to "extreme" liberalism in the Church of EnglandEngland, Church of,
the established church of England and the mother church of the Anglican Communion. Organization and Doctrine

The clergy of the church are of three ancient orders: deacons, priests, and bishops.
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, he has strong ties to the church's Anglo-Catholic and evangelical wings and championed the ordination of women. Carey became known as the "green bishop" for his environmental activism while bishop of Bath and Wells. He retired in 2002 and was succeeded by Rowan WilliamsWilliams, Rowan Douglas,
1950–, archbishop of Canterbury (2002–12), b. Swansea, Wales; grad. Christ's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1971; M.A., 1975), Wadham College, Oxford (D.Phil., 1975).
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