Archbishop of Canterbury discovers his father was Churchill's secretary

By REUTERS
April 9, 2016 04:34

 
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LONDON - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has discovered his biological father was the former private secretary to Britain's war-time leader Winston Churchill, he said in a statement on Friday.

"In the last month I have discovered that my biological father is not Gavin Welby, but in fact, the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne," Welby, 60, said on his official website.

"This comes as a complete surprise," he added.

Welby, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion consisting of some 85 million Christians globally, said his mother, Jane Williams, and his late father Gavin Welby were both alcoholics when he was a child. His mother has "not touched alcohol for over 48 years," he added.

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