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Justin Portal Welby (born 6 January 1956) is a bishop in the Church of England and the present Bishop of Durham and also the confirmed nominee to succeed Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Welby was born in London. His early career was in the oil industry but in 1989, he studied for ordination in Durham, England. After several parochial appointments he became the Dean of Liverpool and was appointed as the Bishop of Durham in 2011.
Welby's theology is reported as representing the evangelical tradition within Anglicanism and he has written about the relationship between finance and religion. On 9 November 2012, it was officially announced that Justin Welby would become the next Archbishop of Canterbury; this will not happen until February 2013 when the current archbishop will retire.
- "Diocese of Durham – New Bishop-Designate of Durham Announced". Durham Anglican. http://www.durham.anglican.org/news-and-events/news-article.aspx?id=193. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
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- Justin Welby set to become new Archbishop of Canterbury. BBC News. 8 November 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20242129. Retrieved 8 November 2012.