Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Swedish Archbishop to Royal Couple: "No One Is Indispensable, Not Even a Princess or Prince"

The Ecumenical Church International website reports today (June 29, 2010) that Church of Sweden Archbishop Anders Wejryd, who married Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling in Stockholm's Church of St. Nicholas on June 19, has reminded the couple -- they are not indispensable.

The archbishop, who heads the Lutheran Church in Sweden, reminded the couple that they will not have total control over their lives. "But you will successfully make your way through life if you keep your focus on people other than yourselves, on wider contexts, on society, on family, and on the future."

Wejryd, who was one of four officiating clergy at the Storkyrkan Cathedral -- as the Church of St. Nicholas is also called -- said the couple should ask themselves both, what they can do, and what they should do.

"None of us is indispensable, not even a crown princess or a prince. But we are still needed. We can all be called into question, not least if we are public figures," the archbishop said.

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