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Archbishop of Canterbury appointment

The Bishop of Durham, Rt Rev Justin Welby, has been appointed the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Bishop of Durham becomes Archbishop of Canterbury

The Rt Reverend Justin Welby, the current Bishop of Durham, has been officially announced as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Queen has approved the nomination. He will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral on 21st March 2013.

"I feel a massive sense of privilege at being one of those responsible for the leadership of the church in a time of spiritual hunger, when our network of parishes and churches andschools and above all people means that we are facing the toughest issues in the toughest place.”

– Rt Reverend Justin Welby

56-year-old Bishop Welby is a former oil executive, who was first ordained as a deacon in 1992.

He will succeed the retiring Dr Rowan Williams as the 105th Archbishopof Canterbury.

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