Justin Welby avoids own goal in trip to Holy Land

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Archbishop chooses words carefully during visit, as he uses football match to stress role of teamwork in conflict resolution

For the first time in 12 days, the archbishop of Canterbury was on the defensive. Wearing a purple No 15 shirt emblazoned with the crest of Lambeth Palace over his clerical shirt and dog collar, Justin Welby played sweeper in a game between mixed teams of Muslim, Jewish and Christian children in Jaffa. The final score was an equitable 0-0.

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