David Cameron welcomes the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby
By Matthew Barrett
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David Cameron has welcomed the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who was appointed this morning. The Prime Minister 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"
Tim Montgomerie wrote last month about the "shock-and-awe" reforms recommended by Conservative MP Gary Streeter that a new Archbishop might make, including selling Lambeth Palace. This might put him on the front pages of newspapers for the right reasons, and...
"...at least for a little while a generation that has hardly heard the Christian story might become curious about this man who lived two thousand years ago and changed the history of the world in such profound ways."