Ruth Gledhill at The Times is reporting that the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby may be on the verge of being selected as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
Speculation grew tonight that the Bishop of Durham Justin Welby is about to be unveiled as the next Archbishop of Canterbury after a leading bookmaker suspended betting on the race….
Betting was closed after many new accounts were opened – a sign of insider knowledge according to The Times.
Proponents of the English system of choosing bishops often tell their American cousins that electing ecclesiastical leaders is undignified.