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Justin Portal Welby (born 6 January 1956) is the 105th and present Archbishop of Canterbury - the most senior bishop in the Church of England. He succeeded Rowan Williams as archbishop in February 2013.
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.
Recently there has been revelations as a result of a released DNA test, showing that, he is in fact the son of Winston Churchill's last private secretary.
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