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United Kingdom – Coronation of Charles III. For the first time, other religions and languages ​​were included

At the coronation of Charles III. It is intended to pay special tribute to the diversity of the United Kingdom. (Image-Images / Paul Marriott)

It reflects the diversity of England, said the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who will attend the May 6 ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Representatives of Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist faiths and Sikhs should actively help shape the plan. Lyrics are also in Welsh and Gaelic. According to information, the coronation ceremony mainly follows Christian liturgy. At the end of the ceremony, representatives of other faiths will greet each other and explain to Charles that they “recognize the value of serving the community as neighbors in the faith.” Christian leaders, including the Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Scottish Free Churches, will convey their wishes to the new monarch. As Britain’s first Hindu Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak will read a passage from the Bible. Scottish Prime Minister Hamza Yusuf will also attend. He was the first Muslim head of government in Western Europe.

This news was broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur on May 2, 2023.