There has been further speculation that the Bishop of Durham may be in line to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury after he cancelled an appearance on a radio show.
A spokesman from the Rt Rev Welby's office confirmed that the bishop will not appearance on Friday's recording of BBC Radio 4's Any Questions at the National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham.
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