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Leader of English church steps down

LONDON — The head of the Church of England will leave office Monday after a decade as the spiritual leader of the world’s 80 million-strong Anglican Communion.

Rowan Williams, the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, will be replaced by 56-year-old former oil executive Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham. Welby’s formal consecration as archbishop has been scheduled for March.

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