Among the many challenges facing the new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is that of uniting the Anglican Church at home and abroad.
The issue of gay marriage among others is creating divisions in Africa and the Archbishop will have to tread very carefully.
Home to some 40 million worshipers, Africa is the new home of Anglicanism in terms of numbers.
ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from South Africa:
A new chapter in the history of the Church of England began today as Justin Welby was anointed leader of the divided congregation.
The Bishop of Durham will be officially unveiled as the new Archbishop of Canterbury today.
Justin Welby was working as an oil executive when he "heard God calling". He is now expected to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury.