"I am sure the Anglican Communion will join me in warmly welcoming the Right Reverend Justin Welby's appointment as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bp Justin already has rich knowledge and experience of the Anglican Communion, and brings great pastoral and intellectual gifts to this position. He is a gifted communicator, deeply committed to the engagement between the Christian faith and an increasingly challenging secular society.
He is a person of deep prayer and spirituality, with a passionate commitment to furthering God’s mission in our world.
I invite you to join with me in praying for him, his wife Caroline and their family at this time of change.
Canon Kenneth Kearon
Secretary General of the Anglican Communion"