Letter to the ecumenical leaders and churches of the world from The Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. December 2020.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us’ (John 1.14)
As we approach once again the commemoration of the nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ we do so against the backdrop of a year dominated by a global pandemic. Coronavirus infections have caused widespread sickness, many thousands of deaths and an economic crisis around the world. The situation of our world was already fragile, with other public health emergencies, continuing conflicts and climate change affecting the lives of God’s world and God’s people. The pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities in the world, with the poorest and most vulnerable most deeply affected.