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“Attempting to work out the thought processes of the great and good in religion is one of our trickiest challenges,” continues Williams, “but the current Archbishop of York has been well received both within the cloisters of the Church and by the general public. When the current Archbishop of Canterbury relinquishes his post, we feel that John Sentamu will be in pole position to take on the biggest job in British religion.” Have mercy on our bankrolls.