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Church of Ireland Primate leads tributes to Lambeth Award winners

The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Rev John McDowell, led the tributes to Bishop Donal McKeown and Bishop Ken Good following news that they had both been honoured with Lambeth Awards. “These awards are an eloquent tribute to two good and faithful servants of Christ’s Church on earth. +Donal and +Ken have modelled an example of discipleship and Christian witness that should serve as an encouragement and inspiration to us all – in the Church and in society at large.”

The current Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Rt Rev Andrew Forster, joined in the tributes. “I congratulate Bishop Ken and Bishop Donal on receiving their Lambeth Awards.

“The awards are richly deserved for the bishops’ efforts – both individually and in partnership – to heal division and build bridges in our community. The awards are fitting recognition, too, of the bishops’ constant and faithful witness to Christ’s gospel.

“In the same way that they have been inspired by their predecessors, Bishop Donal and Bishop Ken have set a towering example of Christian Church leadership to all of us who follow them. I congratulate them both on their achievements. Most of all, I thank God for their powerful witness.

“I applaud the Archbishop of Canterbury, too, for his perceptiveness and generosity in acknowledging the often-unsung work that is being done by the Churches here to promote peace and reconciliation.”