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Former Oil Executive Justin Welby Named Archbishop of Canterbury

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The Bishop of Durham, and the newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, leaves after a news conference at Lambeth Palace in London November 9, 2012. Britain named a former oil executive as the new Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the world's 80 million Anglicans on Friday as the church struggles to overcome a painful rift over the issues of female bishops and same-sex marriage. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)

Justin Welby, a former oil executive, has been chosen to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, and spiritual leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans.

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The 56-year-old has had a meteoric rise within the Anglican Church and takes over a global flock riven by divisions.

Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with the BBC's Jane Little about Justin Welby.

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