David Cameron has welcomed the appointment of the Rt Rev Justin Welby saying he "wished him success in his new role".
I welcome Justin Welby’s appointment as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. The Church of England plays an important role in our society, not just as the established church, but in the provision of education, help for the deprived and infurthering social justice. I look forward to working with the Archbishop in allof these areas and I wish him success in his new role.
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.