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Vatican congratulates new Archbishop of Canterbury

Welby will soon be invited to visit the pope, Cardinal Koch says

Vatican congratulates new Archbishop of Canterbury

Vatican City, November 9 - A senior Vatican clergyman congratulated the new Archbishop of Canterbury, former oil executive Justin Welby, on his appointment to head the Church of England on Friday, adding that he would soon be invited to visit Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Kurt Koch, who heads the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said he received the news of the appointment favourably and added he would personally attend Welby's nomination ceremony next year in Britain.

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