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Archbishop Wages Holy War With U.K. Startup

Founder and CEO of Wonga.com, Errol Damelin, speaks during a press conference in 2012. Photographer: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images
Founder and CEO of Wonga.com, Errol Damelin, speaks during a press conference in 2012. Photographer: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

What do you do when a messenger of God hates your startup? The Church of England's leader, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has declared a holy war on online lender Wonga.

Archbishop Justin Welby told the British startup, which lends money at high interest rates to folks who can't get a bank loan, that he wants to "compete you out of existence," according to an interview with Total Politics magazine .