Bishop Justin Welby named as next Archbishop of Canterbury

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  • Bishop of Durham Justin Welby says it was "astonishing and exciting" to be named as the next Archbishop of Canterbury
  • The 56-year-old former oil executive will replace Dr Rowan Williams, who steps down next month after 10 years in the post
  • Prime Minister David Cameron congratulates and welcomes Bishop Welby, wishing him "success in his new role"

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Last updated 9 November 2012

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