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Archbishop recovering from pneumonia

Most Revd Justin Welby had to miss his Christmas Day service because of his illness which was initially thought to be a bad cold.

He was ordered to take bed rest by doctors who had visited him at his home in Canterbury.

On Twitter he said:

On Christmas Day the Archbishop was unable to attend read his own sermon and instead the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Robert Willis, delivered a homily.

Pneumonia is swelling of the tissue in one or both of your lungs and is usually caused by an infection.

Symptoms include a cough, fever and difficulty breathing and in patients with other health conditions it can be very serious.

Lambeth Palace has stressed that Archbishop Justin is on the mend.

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