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While in Truro, Archbishop Justin Welby said it was vital for the church to help those who are less well-off.
The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been in Cornwall just days before his enthronement.
He met schoolchildren in Truro and then walked to the cathedral. He said it was important for the church to focus on issues which affected people in everyday life.
The new Archbishop of Canterbury will visit Truro Cathedral this morning.
The Right Reverend Justin Welby is making a national 'journey in prayer' before his enthronement on 21 March. He will be welcomed by local school children who will sing for him.
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The new Archbishop of Canterbury was in Cornwall today. The main focus was what he called 'a journey of prayer' in Truro Cathedral.