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Mazel Tov to new Archbishop

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2012-11-09

the Rt Rev Justin Welby

the Rt Rev Justin Welby

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has sent a congratulations message to the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, on his appointment as the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bishop Welby will replace Rowan Williams who will step down in December after a decade in the role of Archbishoip.

In a statement, the Board said: "The relationship between the British Jewish community and the Church of England is of the utmost importance and we look forward to establishing a warm  and constructive dialogue with the new Archbishop."

It added: "We wish him all success in his new role and a very hearty Mazel Tov!".