William Temple in 1942; artist unknown. Of all the roles available to archbishops of Canterbury, he is known most for serving as the United Kingdom’s pastor-in-chief during World War II. His radio addresses and newspaper articles helped stiffen the nation’s resolve, bandage its wounds and look to the future. ¶He was deeply committed to social justice and the “Life and Liberty” reform movement in the Church of England, resulting in the creation of the Church Assembly, giving laypeople a voice in governance for the first time. (Lambeth Palace)

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