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PM statement on appointment of Justin Welby as new Archbishop of Canterbury

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"I look forward to working with the Archbishop and I wish him success in his new role"

Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement following the appointment of Justin Welby as the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Mr Cameron said:

I welcome Justin Welby’s appointment as the new Archbishop of Canterbury.  The Church of England plays an important role in our society, not just as the established church, but in the provision of education, help for the deprived and in furthering social justice. I look forward to working with the Archbishop in all of these areas and I wish him success in his new role.