Archbishop honoured

Archbishop David Moxon, Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See, has been appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in HM The Queen’s 2014 New Year Honours in recognition of his services to the Anglican Church. Archbishop Moxon (62) served as a bishop in Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and the Pacific from 1993, and became one of the three New Zealand archbishops in 2006.

David Moxon is the Anglican chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) the world body responsible for developing understanding and collaboration between the two Churches.  Taking up his post at the Anglican Centre in May 2013, he attended the first meeting between the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, and Pope Francis in June.
Anglicans in New Zealand having named him “archbishop emeritus” on his move to Rome, in accordance with commonwealth usage, be will be styled “Archbishop Sir David Moxon”.

Sir David says:  “I respect this honour as a sign of the role that the Church I am a part of plays in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia . This role is the quest for a united Church committed to Christ and the search for a world where God’s justice and peace usher in a society which values everyone: that is the goal and the mission of the Church in the world. The gospels hold that every person created by God is to be honoured, one way or another.”

Archbishop Moxon is married to Tureiti; they have four adult children. The family commute between Rome and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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