British media are reporting that Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham, has been chosen as the next archbishop of Canterbury. The archbishop is the head of the Church of England and the spiritual leader of the 77 million members of Anglican churches all over the world, including the Episcopal church in the U.S. Welby, a former oil-company executive who couldn't resist "a sense of God calling," would replace the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, who announced in March that he would step down at the end of the year. The church has been on the verge of a split worldwide over issues such as gay marriage and the ordination of women, and Williams says his successor will need "the constitution of an ox and the skin of a rhinoceros."
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