Rt Rev Justin Welby on his 'astonishing' appointment as Archbishop

The Bishop of Durham has been officially unveiled as the new Archbishop of Canterbury today.

The Rt Rev Justin Welby, a former oil industry executive, said of his appointment:

"Well this is the best-kept secret since the last cabinet reshuffle.

"To be nominated to this post is astonishing and exciting, something I never expected".

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New Archbishop's gambling plea

The Bishop of Durham, Rt Rev Justin Welby, has said anyone who made money by betting on his appointment as the next Archbishop of Canterbury should make a donation to the church.