“Have mercy upon us and forgive us for violence and wickedness against our brother Jacob,” the new prayer says.
An anti-Semitism claim against an Anglican vicar by the Board of Deputies of British Jews was resolved through mediation.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, leads the Church of England and the Anglican church worldwide. He also happens to be half-Jewish on his father’s side.
Rev. Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, will be enthroned as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury on March 21, 2013. He will be the latest principal leader of the Church of England in a line that goes back more than 1,400 years. Notably, Welby is also most likely the only head of the worldwide Anglican Communion to be descended from Jews.
The Jewish umbrella body in Britain lodged a complaint with church officials about an Anglican vicar whom they accuse of anti-Semitic speech.