"On behalf of the whole Diocese I warmly welcome Justin’s appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury and we take some pride in him having so recently been Dean of Liverpool and a close colleague.
"We all pray for him, Caroline and the whole family as they respond to God’s call. It is a unique position from which to serve the people of England and the Anglican Communion.
"We live in a time of challenge and opportunity for people of faith to show God’s love in the world. Justin has a range of skills and abilities that will equip him well in this important ministry.
"He can be assured of the faithful prayers of the Diocese of Liverpool as he prepares for this historic opportunity."
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