Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of York, Primate of England, is the metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of York, and the junior of the two archbishops of the Church of England after the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Its cathedral is York Minster in York city center, his official residence, the palace in Bishopthorpe.

The ecclesiastical province of York includes the 12 dioceses north of the Midlands as well as the Diocese of Southwell in Nottinghamshire and the Diocese of Sodor and Man ( ie, the Isle of Man). The archbishop is a member of the House of Lords or the House of Lords.

From the earliest Christian times, there is a bishop in York. They took particular part in the Council of Arles (314 ) and the First Council of Nicaea. Later the Christian community were wiped out by the pagan Anglo-Saxons. An important church leaders from York there was again only with the consecration of St. Wilfrid 664 His successors acted as diocesan prelates until the time of Egbert of York, of the pallium, the appointment as archbishop by Pope Gregory III. 735 received and established the rights of metropolitans in the north below. The dioceses of Canterbury and York fought long for dominance, often associated with scandalous scenes of discord. In the 11th century, for example, there was an agreement that lasted until 1118, that the Archbishop of York to be consecrated in the Cathedral of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Canterbury had to swear allegiance to. In the middle of the 14th century, Pope Innocent VI. an agreement that the Archbishop of Canterbury with the title of primate of all England should take precedence, the Archbishop of York, had modestly titled Primate of England.

Some of the archbishops of York were the Lord Chancellor ( Lord Chancellor ), and thus played an important role in English politics. Peter Heylyn (1600-1662) wrote: " This diocese has won eight saints of the Church, the Church of Rome three cardinals, the British Empire twelve Lord Chancellor and Lord Treasurers two, and two Lord Presidents of the North of England. "

Walter de Gray acquired York Place in London, which was after the fall of Thomas Wolsey to Whitehall Palace.

Since 2005, John Sentamu ( b. 1949 ), Archbishop of York.

See also: List of the Archbishops of York

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