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Canterbury enthronement service comes to a close

The Archbishop of Canterbury has officially been enthroned as the service in Canterbury comes to an end.

The archbishop delivered a final blessing to the congregation as the procession was led out of the cathedral.

The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Credit: ITV News
The new Archbishop of Canterbury leads the service to its climax. Credit: ITV News

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Archbishop: 'Companies should have more social value'

Most Rev Justin Welby will be enthroned as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury later today.

He told to ITV News Social Affairs Editor Penny Marshall that the UK should encourage companies like, "some of the great companies of the past like Cadbury's, who have a deep sense of social utility and social value," to help those on the lowest wages.

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Archbishop of Canterbury: The oil executive who 'heard God calling'

The Rt Rev Justin Welby was working as an oil executive when he became "unable to get away from a sense of God calling".

Twenty-five years later, in 2012, he is to be named the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury.

He was made a deacon in 1992 after training for ordained ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham where he took a degree in theology, serving later as a curate in Nuneaton.

The Right Reverend Justin Welby was installed as the new Bishop of Durham in 2011
The Right Reverend Justin Welby was installed as the new Bishop of Durham in 2011 Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

He rose through the church ranks to become the Dean of Liverpool before he was named as the Bishop of Durham, a role he held for less than a year before being named as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Rt Rev Welby and his wife Caroline have had six children, one of whom - their seven-month-old daughter and first-born, Johanna - died in a car crash in France in 1983.

Read: Oil executive who heard 'God calling'

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