February 4, 2013

Justin Welby confirmed as new Archbishop of Canterbury

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The Right Rev. Justin Welby, bishop of Durham, was named the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. RNS photo courtesy Durham Cathedral

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LONDON (RNS) Justin Welby, a former oil executive who says he never thought he’d have sufficient experience to take on the Church of England's top job, was formally confirmed as the next archbishop of Canterbury on Monday at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.