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George Parker, political editor of the Financial Times, asked during the interview on BBC Radio 4's The Week in Westminster whether the Archbishop of Canterbury saw it as part of his mission to try to inject more morality into British financial life.
The Archbishop denied a suggestion that he meant that the bank to be recapitalised was the Royal Bank of Scotland, saying he would not name a bank.
The Rt Rev Justin Welby has warned Britain's economic activity levels are below where the country was over five years ago.
The new Archbishop of Canterbury's comments follow an interview on Monday in which he stated that the UK's is in an economic depression and could take a generation to recover.
The Rt Rev Justin Welby, who took over the role last month, returned to the theme of the country's financial woes in a radio interview following his warning on Monday that Britain is in an economic depression and could take a generation to recover.
He said then that it would take something "very major" to restore confidence and drag the country out of the mire. He suggested the Government may need to recapitalise at least one major bank, and urged the creation of regional banks.
Asked on BBC Radio 4's The Week in Westminster whether he minded ruffling a few feathers, he said: "I don't know if it annoyed people in Number 10. They haven't said anything here. I mean they probably would have preferred it not said."