England’s new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will visit Israel, the
Palestinian territories, Egypt, and Jordan next week.
Welby, whose father was
Jewish, recently discovered that he had lost relatives in the Holocaust and on
his trip to Israel, will visit Yad Vashem.
Welby found out his father was born a
Jew after was appointed as the head of the Church of England in November 2012.
His Jewish grandfather, Bernard Weiler, came to England from Germany in the late
Weiler and James were both described as “Hebrews” on the
ship registry of an overseas trip they took.