The Church of England has called for an investigation into its own pension fund after The Financial Times revealed it had links to pay-day lender Wonga. It comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury, and former Bishop of Durham, Most Rev Justin Welby, said he wants to take on pay-day lenders.
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