Royal Wedding day.
12:00am 29th April 2011
"Rejoice in their wedding and wish them the best"
Urges Archbishop as the Royal Wedding of William and Kate approaches.
The Archbishop of York has spoken about the forthcoming Royal Wedding, the benefits of marriage and the role of marriage in society.
In his interviews, Dr John Sentamu said that he hoped that the wedding would inject a bit of hope into the country, and also about how well suited he thought the couple were.
The Archbishop who will be a guest at the wedding said that he was looking to a "very glorious service which will have a lot of hope, a lot of fun".
In a more detailed discussion on marriage, the Archbishop said that it is important to raise children in a home where they know that the father and mother have committed themselves to one another "till death us do part" because that stability is very important.
The Archbishop highlighted recent research which showed that people who are committed to one another for life and have children, the chances of raising that family, growing up and creating the habits of tenderness, of loving, of forgiveness, of mutual support is much higher than when they are simply cohabitating.
With regards to marriage and society, Dr Sentamu commented that marriage is a commitment to the wellbeing of society and the wellbeing of community.
The Archbishop added:
"when people are married, society should rejoice; society should be around supporting that particular couple; and the families and the friends should also be standing behind supporting one another".
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