LONDON (AP) — Church buildings in Britain have held providers to recollect Prince Philip as folks of many religions mirrored on a person whose gruff exterior hid a private religion and deep curiosity about others’ beliefs.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby led a service of remembrance at Canterbury Cathedral in southeast England on Sunday for the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Friday at age 99.
Welby led prayers for Philip and contemplated “a really lengthy life, remarkably led.”
Born into the Greek royal household, Philip was baptized within the Greek Orthodox Church.
He turned an Anglican when he married Elizabeth.
A distinguished British Sikh chief, mentioned Philip “contributed to the understanding and concord between differing religion communities.”
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