The Church of England’s first black bishop in more than 20 years has said that he came to Britain from Nigeria as a missionary to a “spiritually deficient” country.
The Right Rev Woyin Karowei Dorgu was consecrated as the Bishop of Woolwich last week, the first black bishop since the consecration of John Sentamu in 1996 and only the third in the church’s history.
Born in Nigeria, where he trained as a GP, he said that he felt called to missionary work and was drawn to Britain as “part of a global western world that was spiritually deficient in many ways”.
Bishop Dorgu, 58, said that the country was falling back “to our self-centred tendencies”, adding: “You see the divide between rich and poor getting..
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