In pictures: Archbishop of Canterbury gets 'rock star welcome' in Chichester

image captionThe Archbishop of Canterbury has been given a "rock star-style welcome" in the West Sussex cathedral city of Chichester, which he is visiting as part of his "journey of prayer".
image captionThe Most Reverend Justin Welby is taking part in his final leg of his pilgrimage around five English cities before his enthronement as leader of the Church of England at Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday.
image captionArchbishop Welby started off his visit by greeting the crowd in Market Cross, before proceeding to Chichester Cathedral. Traffic was brought to a standstill as more than 3,000 people gathered.
image captionChurch officials said the numbers seen in Chichester were far higher than in Norwich, Coventry, Truro and London, the four other cities the archbishop has visited in the past six days.
image captionThe Archbishop said the Diocese of Chichester was in the midst of a "new era" under the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner (right), as he was questioned on the biggest challenges facing the diocese.
image captionThe archbishop chose to miss the papal inauguration of Pope Francis in Rome to join in the "journey in prayer" ahead of his enthronement.
image captionAsked why he chose West Sussex over the Vatican, Archbishop Welby said: "Because I promised to come and it's really important to be here as this is the run-up to my own installation on Thursday. It's just a treat to be here."

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