Welby set for gay marriage row

The new Archbishop of Canterbury says he stands by the Church of England's criticism of legislation to introduce gay marriage. The Most Rev Justin Welby was formally confirmed in office today.

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'Vast majority' of Anglican community back gay marriage stance

The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Rev Justin Welby has been confirmed into his role in a ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral. Shortly before being confirmed he said the Church's opposition to gay marriage was not a controversial issue for the majority global community of Anglicans. He said:

"The Government wants it, we think there are issues around the way it is going forward, it is not a collision course, no, it is just part of the normal discussions that one has. We have made our views clear, and they have made their views clear."

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