Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of his admiration for victims of "outrageous cruelty and violence" in Christmas Day sermon

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of his admiration for victims of 'outrageous cruelty and violence' in Christmas Day sermonDr Rowan Williams also said women bishops vote has damaged ChurchBut he points to positive Census which showed 59% of people still identified themselves as ChristianIt was his final Christmas Day sermon after serving a decade in office | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 25 December 2012 'Privileged': The Archbishop of Canterbury will use his last Christmas message to say how he has been inspired by meeting people who have experienced great suffering such as victims of gang violence The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke today of how he has been inspired by meeting people who have experienced great suffering, such as victims of gang violence. Delivering his final Christmas Day sermon from Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Rowan Williams also acknowledged how the General Synod's vote against allowing women to become bishops last month has damaged the credibility of the Church. But he pointed out a reason to be positive in the recently published census statistics, which indicated that 59 per cent of people still identified themselves as Christian