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Archbishop of Canterbury: UK 'a deeply Christian country'

4 May 2014 Last updated at 09:20 BST

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has defended the Church of England's role in educating children, insisting that even though relatively few people attend church, Anglican schools are consistently popular.

Almost a million pupils currently attend a Church of England school.

In his first broadcast interview since David Cameron said Britain should be confident in its status as a Christian country, Archbishop Welby supported the Prime Minister's view.