[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has expressed his “admiration and gratitude” to the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May after she announced that she will step down in the coming months. May will step down as leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7. Conservative MPs and members will then take part in an internal multi—stage electoral process to elect a new party leader, who will become prime minister. May will continue to serve as prime minister until the election process is complete. In his statement, Welby called on people to pray for political leaders “in these critical times in our shared national life.”
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