Welby praised for ‘honesty’ over paternity shocker


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, after his enthronement ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral, in Canterbury, southern England, on March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-WELBY-FATHER, originally transmitted on April 11, 2016.

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The stunning news that the Anglican leader's biological father was not his mother’s husband may bring the elite-educated primate closer to the people.