Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie (1921-2001) was an English cleric, archhishop of Canterbury from 1980, the first to be appointed on the suggestion of the Church Crown Appointments Commission (formed in 1977) rather than by political consultation.
He favoured ecclesiastical remarriage for the divorced and the eventual introduction of the ordination of women. He announced his retirement in 1990.
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Robert Runcie was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1991.