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10 facts about Archbishop Williams

 
Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams 10 facts about Archbishop Williams
  • He is a fan of the religious TV comedy programme Father Ted

  • He is the first Archbishop for many years to have children who are at school-age

  • He learnt Russian in six months and speaks seven languages, including Welsh

  • He is unable to drive. He is driven everywhere by his chaplain, so he should be used to being driven everywhere as Archbishop of Canterbury

  • He used to be keen on wearing black berets

  • He is hard of hearing in one of his ears

  • He insists on always travelling second-class

  • The last Archbishop, Dr George Carey, was a big Arsenal fan but Dr Williams doesn't support any particular football team

  • At school, he had a permanent note excusing him from sports

  • He really likes classical music, particularly the composer Bach

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