Welby wants winning Archbishop bets donated to charity

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

Claims emerged of "insider trading" following a run on the Rt Rev Welby, before being rejected by bookmakers. But the bishop today tweeted:

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Thought in the night, those who made money betting on me give it to their local church! I suspect it was less than papers suggest.

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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.