Beaten in Uganda, abused in the UK: John Sentamu’s long struggle against injustice

Posted by on June 7, 2020 3:00 am
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As Britain’s first black archbishop preaches his final sermon, the Church of England’s former head of communication reflects on a remarkable career

John Sentamu tells the story of walking in to lead an assembly at a primary school in London when he was Bishop of Stepney: “As I entered the school hall, a child from the nursery class, who had never seen a bishop wearing a cope and mitre, piped up and said, ‘Is that God?’ His near neighbour angrily replied, ‘No, it’s Desmond Tutu!’

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