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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visits Diocese of Calcutta

Kolkata: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited the Diocese of Calcutta on Sunday.

"There is unity in diversity in India. People should know about Article 25 of the Constitution that guarantees freedom of religion," he said.

Before landing in India, Welby visited Sri Lanka and paid homage to victims of the Easter Sunday attacks at a Roman Catholic church. More than

100 people died in the church in Negombo, known as "The Little Rome" on Aril 21.

Welby is visiting India for the second time. He is accompanied by his wife. He arrived in Kolkata on September 6 and will leave for Amritsar on September 9.

Welby, a leading figure in the British establishment, will visit Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar.

In his message to the city of joy, the Archbishop said: "I have come here to learn and pray. Kolkata has great energy."

Diocese of Calcutta along with its churches, educational institutions and organisations help underprivileged sections of the society to develop social awareness, gain access to quality education and sound health.

Keeping this vision alive, the Diocese presently has 36 churches and more than 25 educational institutions operational in and around Kolkata.

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